Punjab Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu today said that Lord Vishwakarma Ji was the founder of the Craft, Architecture and Engineering on the earth. He said that 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.He said this while addressing the gathering on the occasion of state level function organised on the occasion of Vishwakarma Day at Vishwakarma Bhawan in Miller Ganj area of city, here today.On this occasion, he announced that a Skill Development Centre in the name of Lord Vishwakarma Ji would be coming up in Ludhiana so that our youth can be empowered and their skills are polished. He said that they would also ensure that the upcoming Exhibition Centre in the city would be named after Lord Vishwakarma Ji. Besides, the foundation stone of upcoming Vishwakarma Bhawan would also be laid this yearMember of Parliament Mr Ravneet Singh Bittu 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. 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, Mr Bittu 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 pay real tribute to Lord Vishwakarama Ji, Mr Ravneet Singh Bittu 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.On this occasion, the Vishwakarma Bhawan Committee honoured 14 industrialists with Vishwakarma Awards, besides sewing machines were also distributed amongst needy women.Prominent among those present on the occasion included MLAs Mr Surinder Dawar and Mr Kuldeep Singh Vaid, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee General Secretary Mr Amarjit Singh Tikka, Mr Gurinderpal Singh Billu, Mr Gurmeet Singh Kular, Mr Jarnail Singh Shimlapuri, former minister Mr Malkit Singh Dakha, ADC (Jagraon) Mrs Neeru Katyal Gupta, SDM Mr Amarjit Singh Bains, Mr Gurpreet Singh Gogi, Mr Gurdev Singh Lapran, Mr Rajiv Raja, Mr Avtar Singh Bhogal, Mr Manmohan Singh Ubhi, Mr Surjit Singh Chaggar, Mr Inderjit Singh Navyug, besides several others.