Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday led the Vidhan Sabha in paying tribute to 28 eminent personalities, including freedom fighters, Galwan valley martyrs, political personalities besides Unsung Covid warriors, who had passed away since the last session of the Assembly.On the inaugural sitting of One Day Session (12th session) of the 15th Vidhan Sabha, the House paid respects to Ex MP Gurdas Singh Badal, Harminder Kaur (mother of Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal), Ex MLA Chatin Singh Samao, Ex State Minister Hari Singh Zira and Justice (Retd.) Satpal Bangar.The House also paid rich tributes to legendary Hockey Olympian Balbir Singh Senior and Hazoori Ragi Bhai Nirmal Singh Khalsa along with martyrs Naib Subedar Mandeep Singh, Naib Subedar Satnam Singh, Naik Rajesh Kumar, Naik Rajwinder Singh, Naik Salim Khan, Naik Gurcharan Singh, Sepoy Gurbinder Singh, Sepoy Lakhvir Singh and Sepoy Gurtej Singh.
The House also remembered freedom fighters Sucha Singh, Piara Singh, Takht Singh, Ajit Singh, Variam Singh, Santokh Singh and Dalip Singh. The House paid tributes to paid rich tributes to artist Satish Gujral and Engineer Jaswant Singh Gill.The House also remembered religious leader Acharya Mahapragya and Surinder Dogar (mother of MLA Arun Dogra).The House also paid homage to Covid victims who had fell pray to the pandemic. On the request of Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu the Frontline Covid Warriors who had sacrificed their lives combating the pandemic while going beyond the call of their duty, were also added in the list.On the request of AAP MLA Kultar Singh Sandhwan, the name of Litterateur Baldev Singh was also added to the obituary list.A two-minute silence was observed in the memory of departed souls as a mark of respect during the obituary references.Meanwhile, Speaker Rana Kanwar Pal Singh proposed that homage be paid to all those members who had passed away since the previous session. After the obituary references to the departed souls, he passed a resolution for conveying the condolences of the House to their respective families. The resolution was passed by voice vote.