A solemn and impressive function was organized at the Samadhi of Sardar Beant Singh Ji Late Chief Minister, Punjab on his 20th Death Anniversary, at his Shaheedi Samarak / Memorial, Sector-42, Chandigarh.The day was commemorated as Balidan Divas, in which a large number of people paid floral tributes to their great leader.A Sarv Dharam Prarthna Sabha (prayer meeting of all religions) was also organized on the occasion.A galaxy of senior leaders of congress party led by S. Partap Singh Bajwa, President, PPCC and senior functionaries of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee including leaders of different frontal organizations of the Punjab Pradesh Congress, District Presidents and representatives of various social organizations, besides family members of the late leader, were present on the occasion.
Those present on the occasion recalled the services of Sardar Beant Singh in restoring peace to the trouble torn state of Punjab during the turbulent period of militancy, they recalled how the late leader sacrificed his life at the altar of peace.Among the M.P.’s/ Ex-M.P.’s Shri Mohinder Singh Kaypee, S. Shamsher Singh Dullo both Ex-MP & former President, P.P.C.C., Ravneet Singh Bittu, M.P.Prominent among the MLAs/ Ex-Ministers/Ex-MLA’s present were Sarvshri Laal Singh, MLA, Jagmohan Singh Kang, MLA, Rakesh Pandey, MLA, Ajit Inder Singh Mofar, MLA, Surinder Dawar, MLA, Tarlochan Singh Soondh, MLA, Amrik Singh Dhillon, MLA, Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, MLA, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, MLA, Balbir Singh Sidhu, MLA, Bharat Bhushan Ashu, MLA, Kuljit Singh Nagra, MLA, Mohd. Sadiq, MLA, Navtej Singh Cheema, MLA, Parminder Singh Pinky, MLA, Tej Parkash Singh, Ex-Minister, Amarjit Singh Samra, Ex-Mnister, Gurkanwal Kaur, Ex-Minister, Malkiat Singh Dakha, Ex-Minister, Joginder Singh Mann, Ex-Minister, Gurdev Singh Gill, Ex-MLA, Gurvir Singh, Ex-MLA.The D.C.C./Ex-D.C.C. Presidents and office-bearers of P.P.C.C. present on the occasion were Sarvshri Gurpreet Bassi Gogi, President, D.C.C., Ludhiana, Lakhvir Singh Lakha, President, DCC, Khanna, Harinder Singh Bhambri, President, DCC, Fatehgarh Sahib, Harbhag Singh Saini, President, D.C.C., Rupnagar, Bikram Singh Mofar, President, DCC, Mansa, Surinder Gupta, Ex-President, D.C.C., Faridkot, Amarjit Singh Saini, Ex-President, D.C.C., Roopnagar, Vikram Bajwa, General Secretary, PPCC, Ashok Prashar Pappi, Executive Member, paid their floral tributes.
Heads of P.P.C.C. frontal organizations Sarvshri Rajpal Singh, Amarjit Singh Tikka, Former Working President, Punjab Youth Congress, Gurdev Singh Lapran, Tanvir Singh Rania, Member, Zila Parishad, Ludhiana, Major Singh Bhaini, Kulwant Sidhu, Smt. Leena Taparia, President, Mahila Congress, Ludhiana, Bhupinder Kaur Shergill, President, Mahila Congress, Rupnagar, Jaswinder Kumar Vicky, Member, Zila Parishad, Nawanshahr, Gurinder Pal Singh Billa, Chairman, OBC Cell, PPCC, Jatinder Pal Singh Bedi, Chairman, Beopar Cell, PPCC, Jasbir Singh Chada, Chairman, Local Bodies Cell, PPCC, Kanwar Harpreet Singh, Chairman, Jan Kalyan Cell, PPCC, Ishwar Jot Singh Cheema, Chairman, Economic Cell, PPCC, Kartinder Pal Singh, Chairman SC Cell, Ludhiana (Rural), Hardeep Singh Bitta, Chairman, Kisan Cell, Ludhiana, Yadwinder Singh Yadu, Chairman, Jaswinder Singh Mand, General Secretary, Punjab Khet Mazdoor Cell, PPCC, Ajit Singh Bhagani, Ex-Chairman, SC Cell, Ludhiana (Urban), Harpreet Singh Gharuan, Ex-Chairman, Legal Cell, PPCC, were among the present.Prominent Councilors/Ex- Councilors present on the occasion were Hem Raj Aggarwal, Ashwani Sharma, Sanjay Talwar, Jai Parkash Sharma, Balkar Singh, Sham Sunder Malhotra, Sunny Bhalla, Manpreet Singh Mani Grewal, Dara Tank, Ajay Arora, Gurvinder Singh Lalli, Anil Malhotra, Jagdeep Singh Jagga, Manit Kumar Mantu joined the family in paying floral tributes.
Besides several B.C.C., Presidents the prominent leaders present were Sarvshri Vipan Arora, President, BCC, Ludhiana Central, Jarnail Singh Shimlapuri, President, BCC, Ludhiana South, Rocky Bhatia, President, BCC, Ludhiana North, Sanjay Sharma, President, BCC, Ludhiana (East), Kulbir Singh Neeta, President, BCC, Ludhiana West, Rajinder Singh Bajwa, President, BCC, Atamnagar, Yadwinder Singh Raju, President, BCC, Atamnagar 2, Jagdeep Singh Kaonke, President, BCC, Jagraon, Bhajan Singh Detwal, President, BCC, Dakha, Mahinder Singh Batari, President, BCC, Dehlon, Harpal Singh Sangowal, President, BCC, Gill, Jaspal Singh Sarpanch, President B.C.C., Rajinder Singh Shindi, President, BCC, Balachaur, Rachpal Singh, President, BCC, Ropar, Smt. Manpreet Kaur Dhaliwal, Ex-President, BCC, Jagraon.
Among senior congress leaders Sukhdev Singh Mangat, Prit Pal Singh Ghali, Ujagar Singh, Rajwant Singh Kooner, Tejinder Singh Kooner, Gurvinder Singh Bali, Bhupinder Singh Bhinda, Gurmail Singh Brar, Dr. Ravinder Diwan, Ranjit Singh Tarkhan Majra, Darshan Singh Virk, Ravinder Singh Juggi Brar, Bant Singh Doburji, Najar Singh Lapran, Harvinder Singh Khanoura, Bhupinder Singh Gora, Harjit Singh Sheeru, Satinder Singh Jallah, Parminder Singh Sona, Gurdeep Singh Sarpanch, Rajesh Attri, Adv Amrinder Singh Bawa, Adv. Arun Khurmi, Adv. J.P. Singh Dher, Zaildar Satwinder Singh Charrian, Kamaljit Chawla, Karamjit Singh Gill, Harkesh Chand Sharma Machhli Kalan, Gurdev Singh Bittu Khadoor Sahib, Jagtar Singh Jangi also paid heartfelt tributes to the Late Chief Minister.
Prominent among the Youth Congress Leaders were Deepinder Singh Randhawa, General Secretary, Punjab Youth Congress, Gurmukh Singh Chahal, Secretary, President, Youth Congress, Rajiv Raja, President, Lok Sabha Youth Congress, Ludhiana, Jagsir Singh Jagga, President, Lok Sabha Youth Congress, Bathinda, Manjot Singh, Vice-President, Lok Sabha Youth Congress, Sri Anandpur Sahib, Balbir Singh Jhamat, General Secretary, Lok Sabha Youth Congres, Ludhiana, Karanvir Singh Dhillon, President, Assembly Youth Congress, Samrala, Lakhwinder Singh Lakha, Ex-President, District Youth Congress, Bathinda, Paramdeep Singh Baidwan, President, District Youth Congress, Mohali, Vikram Chauhan, Ex-President, District Youth Congress, Patiala (Urban), Harjinder Singh, Ex-President, Assembly Youth Congress, Gill, Jaswinder Singh Seekhanwala , Ex-President, District Youth Congress, Faridkot, Manjeet Singh Hambran, Ex-President, District Youth Congress, Ludhiana, Sushant Kaushik, Ex-President, Block Youth Congress, Kharar, Ranjodh Singh Jyoti, Ex-President, Block Youth Congress, Morinda also paid their glowing tributes.
It needs to be mentioned that Sardar Beant Singh maintained a regular rapport with the political workers at the grass root level, particularly the Congressmen.All the family Members of Late Chief Minister Sardar Beant Singh led by his sons S. Tej Parkash Singh, Ex-Minister, daughter Smt. Gurkanwal Kaur, Grandsons S. Gurkirat Singh, MLA, S. Ravneet Singh Bittu, MP, S. Harkirat Singh, S. Guriqbal Singh, Grand daughter Apandeep Kaur, S. Bikram Singh Mofar, President, D.C.C., Mansa, Mankirat Singh pledged to work for the implementation of the programmes initiated by the Late Chief Minister and also strived to keep aloft his high moral values in public life.S. Tej Parkash Singh Ex-Minister Punjab, S. Gurkirat Singh Kotli, MLA & S. Ravneet Singh Bittu, MP thanked the leaders and the people for turning up in large numbers.