Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday announced to give a complete facelift to Hussainiwala memorial to perpetuate the legacy of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. The Chief Minister, while interacting with media persons here today after paying to Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Shaheed Rajguru and Shaheed Sukhdev, said that this place is sacred for every countrymen as the mortal remains of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Shaheed Rajguru and Shaheed Sukhdev after their martyrdom were cremated unceremoniously by the Britishers here.
He said that this place has been inspiring the youth of the country for selfless service towards the nation. Bhagwant Mann said that the state government is preparing a blue print for the comprehensive development of this place so as to facilitate thousands of pilgrims coming daily to offer their tributes to the martyrs.
The Chief Minister said that he is blessed to have visited this sacred land for paying tributes to the iconic martyr who laid down his life at the altar of the national freedom struggle. Bhagwant Mann said that the state government will leave stone no stone unturned for realising dram of Shaheed-e-Aazam Bhagat Singh.
He said that the nation will always be indebted to this martyr who sacrificed his life at a young age of 23 years for emancipating the country from the clutches of British imperialism. The Chief Minister also announced to set up a Technical University in Ferozepur to impart quality technical training to the youth.
He said that it will enable the youth of border district to become active partners in socio economic growth of the country. Bhagwant Mann said that the skill training will open new vistas of employment for the youth thereby checking the brain drain from the state.
The Chief Minister also said that this sacred place attracts tourism from across the globe who visit this place to pay homage to Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Shaheed Sukhdev and Shaheed Rajguru. He said that to facilitate these people, the state government will soon construct a tent city at Hussainiwala for ensuring comfortable stay to people during their visit.
Bhagwant Mann said that giving a complete facelift to the Hussainiwala museum is also in the pipeline and state government will soon finalise it. The Chief Minister said that martyrdom of Shaheed Bhagat Singh at a young age had motivated the youth to join national freedom struggle thereby leading to independence of the country.
He said that Shaheed-e-Aazam will ever remain a source of inspiration for the millions of youth to render selfless service to the nation. Bhagwant Mann also called upon the youth to follow the footsteps of Shaheed Bhagat Singh to make India a progressive and prosperous country.
The Chief Minister also said that due to concerted efforts of the state, the Mohali airport has been named as Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport. He also said that soon a state of the art statue of the legendary martyr will also be installed near the airport.
Bhagwant Mann said that this is a humble tribute to the great hero by the state government. The Chief Minister also said that the state assembly has unanimously passed a resolution urging the Government of India to name Halwara International airport on name of Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha.
He said that the single motive is to ensure that the future generations are made aware of the supreme sacrifice made by these legendary heroes. Bhagwant Mann said that the successive governments have ignored the enormous contribution of these leaders but his government is committed to ensure that the glorious legacy of these heroes is perpetuated.
The Chief Minister also announced to develop Ferozepur into a major tourist hub in the country. He said that this border town has a lot of potential in tourism sector which has been hitherto remained untapped.
However, Bhagwant Mann said that his government is committed for the overall development of this town to emerge it on the tourist map of the world. On the occasion, the Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone of War Memorial to be constructed by BSF at the Joint Check post.
He envisioned that this war memorial to be constructed at a cost of Rs 12 lakh will aptly showcase the glorious tradition of the BSF to safeguard the borders of the country. Bhagwant Mann also dedicated the souvenir shop at Hussainiwala opened by the district administration.
On this occasion MLA Ferozepur Urban Ranbir Singh Bhullar, MLA Ferozepur Rural Rajnish Dahiya, Commissioner Ferozepur Mandal Daljit Mangat, Deputy Commissioner Rajesh Dhiman, DIG Ranjit Singh Dhillon and others were present.