DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF MAHARAJA RANJIT SINGH: CABINET MINISTER AMAN ARORA PAYS RICH TRIBUTES TO SHER-E-PUNJAB DURING STATE-LEVEL FUNCTION AT BADRUKHAN
To commemorate the 184th death anniversary of Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Punjab Government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann organized a state-level function at his maternal village Badrukhan on Thursday. Cabinet Minister Aman Arora, who was here to preside over the function, offered floral tributes to the statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh ji, which was recently installed by the Punjab government at Badrukhan.
On this occasion, the Cabinet Minister said that Maharaja Ranjit Singh ji has left very deep, strong and holy footsteps, which could only be estimated from his way of ruling.
Addressing a large gathering during the state-level event organized at Anaj Mandi Badrukhan, Cabinet Minister Aman Arora said that Maharaja Ranjit Singh had established the Sikh empire in a bold manner after which he not only became the Raja of the Sikhs but also of people of all sects made him their Maharaja due to his secular thinking. He said that today, the Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann working day and night to follow the footsteps of Maharaja Ranjit Singh by adopting his principles like treating all as equal and giving rights and justice to all without any discrimination and all-round development. He said that the Mann government and its officers are themselves reaching the people in the villages to minimise their hardships, which was on top during the tenure of the previous governments. He said that along with this, the Mann government has been making concerted efforts to make the state a ‘Rangla Punjab’ as envisioned by Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
The Cabinet Minister said that more than 300 arrests have been made by the Mann government during the last fifteen months to curb the corruption. He said that the Mann government was continuously bringing revolutionary reforms in the fields of health and education. He said that on the same lines, overall development was being ensured in Sunam constituency as well. He said that the canal water projects worth Rs. 68 crore were underway in Sunam constituency which has brought great relief to the farmers as canal water has reached the fields after about three to four decades. Cabinet Minister Aman Arora said that development works costing around four crore in village Badrukhan by the Mann government were already in progress, including memorial gate at a cost of 10 lakh rupees, library at a cost of 30 lakh rupees, health wellness center at a cost of 29 lakh rupees and canal water project at a cost of Rs. 2 crore 67 lakhs. He said that the renovation of the ponds based on the Thapar model of village Badrukhan is also being started soon at a cost of Rs 1 crore. On this occasion, on behalf of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, he also announced a grant of Rs 1 crore for other development works of the village.
On this occasion Deputy Commissioner Sangrur Jitendra Jorwal, S.S.P. Surendra Lamba, SDM Navreet Kaur Sekhon, Chairman Improvement Trust Pritam Singh Peetu, Chairman Market Committee Sunam Mukesh Juneja, Chairperson Block Samiti Jaspal Kaur, President Municipal Council Longowal Parminder Kaur Brar and a large number of local residents were also present.