Decisions taken by Punjab CM on 22 March
CHIEF MINISTER’S OFFICE, PUNJAB
PUNJAB VIDHAN SABHA PASSES UNANIMOUS RESOLUTION FOR INSTALLATION OF STATUES OF LEGENDARY ICONS BHAGAT SINGH, DR AMBEDKAR AND MAHARAJA RANJIT SINGH
· DECLARES MARCH 23 AS HOLIDAY ON MARTYRDOM DAY OF SHAHEED-E-AZAM BHAGAT SINGH, SHAHEED RAJGURU & SHAHEED SUKHDEV
Chandigarh, March 22: Punjab Vidhan Sabha on Tuesday adopted a unanimous resolution moved by the leader of the house and Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to install the statues of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, Bharat Ratan Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar and Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh in the complex of Punjab Legislative Assembly.
“As an indebted nation we can never forget the contribution of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh who laid his life for freedom of the country. Likewise, Dr BR Ambedkar shaped the destiny of the country in pre and post independence era as Chief architect of the Indian constitution” said Bhagwant Mann on the floor of house.
Describing these great leaders as the country’s role model for all of us, Bhagwant Mann said that the lives of these iconic leaders will ever remain a source of inspiration for millions of us. Bhagwant Mann said that state government will leave no stone unturned for perpetuating the legacy of these great personalities. Likewise, a statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh would also be constructed within the premises of Punjab Vidhan Sabha as a humble and befitting tribute to the founder of Khalsa Raj, reads the resolution.
Meanwhile, Bhagwant Mann also announced to declare a gazetted holiday across the state on the martyrdom day of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, Shaheed Rajguru and Shaheed Sukhdev on Wednesday (March 23) as a tribute to the great martyrs.
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday led the Vidhan Sabha in paying tribute to eminent personalities, freedom fighters, martyred soldiers besides political personalities, who had passed away since the last session of the Assembly.
On the first session of 16th Punjab Vidhan Sabha, the House paid respects to Ex-Governor of Punjab General Sunith Francis Rodrigues, Ex-Minister of State Ramesh Dutt Sharma, former MLA Sant Ajit Singh, Ex-MLA and Freedom Fighter Harbans Singh and Athlete and Actor Praveen Kumar.
The House also paid tribute to the Brig. LS Lidder, who died in IAF chopper crash along with CDS General Bipin Rawat and other senior military officers, BSF Jawan Dharminder Kumar, who laid down his life while patrolling in Assam besides freedom fighters Prem Ballabh, Arjan Singh, Mohan Singh, Gopal Singh, Smt. Melo Devi, Dharam Singh, Jarnail Singh and Sukhdev Singh.
Meanwhile, Speaker Punjab Vidhan Sabha Kultar Singh Sandhwan proposed the name of Rana Mahindra Partap Singh, the brother of MLA Rana Gurjit Singh for obituary references.
A two-minute silence was observed in the memory of departed souls as a mark of respect during the obituary references.