Punjab govt observes 26th death anniversary of late CM Beant Singh

Chandigarh, Aug 31 : Paying glowing tributes to former Chief Minister Beant Singh on his 26th death anniversary, Congress leaders remembered his immense contribution to preserving Punjab’s peace and prosperity.
Singh’s supreme sacrifice for restoring peace and order will always be remembered by all, party leaders and members said in a statement here on Tuesday.
The Punjab government today observed the late Chief Minister’s death anniversary as “Sarab Dharam Prathana Sabha” at the State level function organized at the memorial of late CM at Sector 42 here. The 12th Chief Minister of Punjab Beant Singh was assassinated on August 31, 1995.
An all faith prayer meeting was held to remember the former Chief Minister.
Ludhiana MP Ravneet Singh Bittu, grandson of the slain Chief Minister, pledged to carry forward the development policies and schemes initiated by the late Chief Minister. MLA Gurkirat Singh Kotli, another grandson of Mr Beant Singh, while recalling the good deeds of his grandfather also vowed to keep aloft his high moral values in public life.
Paying warm tributes, MLA Kotli said that the late Chief Minister had made a tremendous contribution to restore the unity and brotherhood of the state and ‘we will not let divisive forces disrupt the social fabric of the country’.
He said that Mr Beant Singh guarded people’s interests for four decades and laid down his life for the state, examples rarely seen. He added that we need to follow the path shown by him.
Prominent leaders who marked their attendance included cabinet Ministers Sadhu Singh Dharmsot, Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa and Charanjit Singh Channi, MPs Shamsher Singh Dullon, Amar Singh and Mohhamad Sadiq, Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu, former minister Tej Parkash Singh Kotli and several Congress MLAs.
Senior PPCC functionaries, district unit presidents, representative of various social and religious institutions were also present at the occasion.


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