Punjab & Region

Punjab CM appeals to people not to step out on Baisakhi in view of Covid-19 crisis

Amarinder Singh

The Fact News Service

Chandigarh, April 12: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder appealed to the people to pray (deliver Ardas) at 11 a.m. tomorrow, on the occasion of Baisakhi, from their homes for the state’s victory over its deadly COVID-19 enemy, for the protection of their children and the future generations.

 In a Baisakhi eve message to the people of Punjab, the Chief Minister said this was a different Baisakhi, in view of the Coronavirus pandemic, as a result of which people could not go out to celebrate the festival with traditional fervor, in large congregations. It was necessary for all to stay at home, in this difficult time, and observe the occasion with prayers for the total elimination of COVID-19 from the state, he said.

 Captain Amarinder said all arrangements were in place for the wheat harvesting, set to commence on April 15, and promised another season of smooth procurement, in line with his government’s track record, not just now but even in the previous stint.