Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today gave a clarion call to people to follow the path shown by Sri Guru Ravidass ji to wipe out the various social maladies prevalent in the society.
The Chief Minister, while addressing the gathering before flagging off a Shobha Yatra to mark the parkash utsav of Sri Guru Ravidass ji, said that the bani of Sri Guru Ravidass ji is a lighthouse for the entire humanity.
He said that Sri Guru Ravidass ji had shown the path of humanity to the entire world. Bhagwant Mann said that this bani can play a pivotal role in the emancipating the society for the various problems being confronted by it.
The Chief Minister said that following on the footsteps of Sri Guru Ravidass ji the state government is making strenuous efforts for carving out an egalitarian society.
He said that in consonance with the path of equality shown by Sri Guru Ravidass ji and Baba Sahib Dr BR Ambedkar the state government is giving top priority to education and health sectors.
Bhagwant Mann said that the schools of the state are being equipped with state of the art infrastructure and Human Resource so that quality education can be imparted to the students from weaker and underprivileged sections of society.
The Chief Minister said that poverty can be eradicated only by providing quality education to the students. He said that the focus of his government is to ensure that youth become job givers instead for job seekers.
Bhagwant Mann said that this is need of hour to carve out a progressive and prosperous Punjab.The Chief Minister bemoaned that unfortunately those who had been in power in the state earlier had mercilessly plundered the people for their vested political interests.
He said that even the funds meant for welfare of poor students under Post Matric scholarship scheme were robbed. However, Bhagwant Mann said every single penny looted by these leaders will be recovered from them.
The Chief Minister felicitated the people on this solemn occasion and urged the people to tread the path shown by Sri Guru Ravidass Maharaj ji. He said that the life and teachings of Sri Guru Ravidass Ji continue to guide humanity towards an egalitarian society.
Bhagwant Mann said that Sri Guru Ravidass Ji - a great spiritual ambassador and messiah of the poor and unprivileged sections of the society taught us to lead a virtuous and noble life.
The Chief Minister said that this ‘Parkash Utsav’ is an occasion to rededicate ourselves to the task of creating a society where every human being leads a life with self respect and dignity regardless of any discrimination.
He appealed the people to celebrate the 'Parkash Utsav' of Guru ji collectively by rising above the parochial considerations of caste, creed, colour and religion. Bhagwant Mann said that Sri Guru Ravidass Maharaj Ji embodied the spirit of humility and human dignity.
The Chief Minister said that the message of Sri Guru Ravidas ji has been a source of knowledge and wisdom for whole society since ages. He said that life and teachings of Sri Guru Ravidass Maharaj ji will always inspire us to create a humane and just society, where every individual is given due dignity, regardless of his or her caste, creed, religion or gender. Bhagwant Mann further said that the message of love, compassion and equality preached by Sri Guru Ravidass ji will continue to inspire us to serve humanity with dedication and devotion in times to come.
The Chief Minister said that it is matter of great pride for him that he participates in various events related to great Gurus, martyrs, saints and seers. However, Bhagwant Mann said that he is surprised to note that at most of such places he is welcomed by saying that he is the first Chief Minister to be part of this event.
He said that those leaders who didn’t even have time to participate in such events have been now shown a door by the people.Earlier MLA Shital Angural welcomed the Chief Minister. The Chief Ministers was felicitated by the organisers of the Shobha Yatra during the event.
On the occasion MLAs Shital Angural, Balkar Singh, Raman Arora and Inderjit Kaur Mann, Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh, Commissioner of Police Kuldeep Chahal and others were also present.