Cabinet Minister Chetan Singh Jauramajra on Monday said that the Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann was committed to the welfare of freedom fighters and their wards.
Presiding over an event held by Freedom Fighters Successors Organisation Punjab to commemorate the 126th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Jauramajra said that the AAP government was making every possible effort for the welfare of the freedom fighters and standing rock-solid with them always.
The Minister said that he would meet each 22 of living freedom fighters in Punjab personally and all issues concerning them will be resolved promptly.Jauramajra said that financial assistance of Rs 50,000 would also be given to the needy freedom fighters to repair houses/roofs.
He said that he had also proposed to hike the monthly pension of freedom fighters and would also raise the matter with the Chief Minister.Earlier, the Cabinet Minister paid floral tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and other freedom fighters and said that the Punjab Government would initiate more welfare measures for freedom fighters and their families.
He added that it was the high time that youth must come forward and play an active role in cherishing the aspirations of our great freedom fighters. He said that it was a matter of great pride and honour for us that Punjabis have enormously contributed to the national freedom struggle.
Prominent among present on the occasion included Freedom Fighters Successors Organisation Punjab state president Harinder Pal Singh Khalsa, general secretary Major Singh Barnala, finance secretary Bharpur Singh, all India committee member Gurwinderpal Singh, senior vice president Sachin Manchanda, zonal incharge Ludhiana Ravinder Kapoor, district president Ludhiana Balwinder Singh Sekhon, circle president Avtar Singh, district general secretary Sukhjeet Singh, besides several others.