Punjab Vidhan Sabha speaker Dr Charanjit Singh Atwal today said that Lord Vishwakarma Ji was the founder of the Craft, Architecture and Engineering on the earth. Whatever industrial and infrastructure growth today we observe around, was happening only with the blessings and mechanical skills created by Lord Vishwakarma that had facilitated mankind to grow faster with technological day-by-day advisements. To pay real tribute to Lord Vishwakarama Dr Atwal appealed the people, especially the Punjabi youth to improve their professional skills following the message of Lord Vishwakarma to enhance their abilities for capturing new jobs avenues created with the induction of modern technology and efforts of the state government.He said this while addressing the gathering on the occasion of state level function organised on the occasion of Vishwakarma Day at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, here today. On the occasion, Punjab Vidhan Sabha speaker Dr Charnjit Singh Atwal was the Chief Guest while Education Minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema and District Planning Board chairman and former ministerMr Hira Singh Gabria were the guests of honour.
While congratulating the people on the birth anniversary of Lord Vishwakarma Ji, Education Minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema said that the Punjab government is committed for providing a congenial atmosphere for trade and industry in the state and that is why several schemes have been started by the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janta Party led Punjab government. He said that at present, with the efforts of Chief Minister Mr Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy CM Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, Punjab is now supplying cheapest electricity amongst all other states of the country. He said that a slew of several other welfare schemes have also been started for the trade and industry and that is why, our state is scaling new heights in this field.He further said that Lord Vishwakarma Ji was a divine architect of the entire universe, who was believed to be the master of all machinery and equipments being used by the people in the industrial activities. Exhorting the people to follow the footsteps of this great Deity of all craftsmen and architects, Dr Cheema said the promotion of skill training across the state would be befitting tribute to the Lord Vishwakarma, who has ever inspired the artisans, workers and labour class to work hard with utmost dedication and commitment to develop the nation.
Mr Hira Singh Gabria said that in line with the ideology and teachings of Lord Vishwakarma, the Punjab government has been laying thrust on imparting skill training to the youth across the state so they could live a life with dignity and self respect. He said that very soon, a Ramgarhia Bhawan would be constructed in the city so that people of Ramgarhia community can be brought to a common platform.On this occasion, industrialists namely Sukhdyal Singh Basant, SS Bhogal, Bhupinder Singh Asia Crane, Subhash Lakra, Manjit Singh Khalsa, Baljit Singh Kalsi, Ashwani Goyal, Raghbir Singh Sohal, Surinder Singh Jagdev, Harmanjit Singh Namdhari, Neeraj Satija, Harbans Singh Sains, Gaurav Munjal, Harmel Singh Kular, Dalbir Singh Dhiman, Gurmukh Singh Rupal, Rajinder Singh Sarhali, Manjit Singh Kalsi, Surinder Singh Chhatwal, were also honoured.The function was also addressed by MLA Mr Ranjit Singh Dhillon, BJP District President Ravinder Arora, Industrialist Mr Gurmit Singh Kular, Mr Manjit Singh Khalsa, besides others.Prominent among those present on the occasion included Dalit Vikas Board Punjab Chairman Mr Vijay Danav, Punjab BC Commission Vice Chairman Nirmal Singh SS, former minister Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha, SGPC member Mr Kanwalinder Singh Thekedar, Mr Rakhwinder Singh Gabria, Mr Naresh Dhigan, Mr Meetpal Singh Dugri, besides several others.