The Fact News Service
Khatkar Kalan, March 23
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday gave a clarion call to the people to extend fulsome support and cooperation to the state government for realising the dreams of Shaheed Bhagat Singh.
The Chief Minister, who paid floral tributes to Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh here at his native village, said that this day reminds us of the supreme sacrifice made by this great hero at the altar of motherland. He said that the martyrdom of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Shaheed Rajguru and Shaheed Sukhdev will ever inspire us to rise against any form of injustice, tyranny and oppression. Bhagwant Mann said that it is the moral duty of all of us to wage war against all form of social maladies prevailing in society.
The Chief Minister said that the state government is leaving no stone unturned for cherishing the aspirations of the great martyrs. He said that the state government is duty bound to ensure the progress of the state and prosperity of its people. Bhagwant Mann said that the day is not far away when due to concerted efforts of the state government, Punjab will soon emerge as a front runner state across the country.
The Chief Minister said the state government is committed to cherish the aspirations of Shaheed Bhagat Singh and carve out a harmonious and egalitarian society. He said that the young hero of freedom struggle had sacrificed his life at a young age for emancipating the country from clutches of foreign imperialism. Mr Bhagwant Mann said that the state government will leave no stone unturned to cherish the aspiration of the iconic hero.
The Chief Minister said that the Punjab Vidhan Sabha had on Wednesday passed a resolution for carving out Punjab of dreams Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Shaheed Rajguru and Shaheed Sukhdev. He bemoaned that even after passing of more than 75 years of independence the country is combatting issues like poverty, unemployment, illiteracy and others. Bhagwant Mann said that his government has already made several efforts to give succour to people from these maladies.
The Chief Minister said that his government has already started a number of pro-people and development oriented schemes to give relief to people. He said that the sole aim is to carve out a society as envisioned by our great martyrs. Bhagwant Mann said that strenuous efforts will be continued until the desired goals are not achieved.
The Chief Minister said that the state government has decided to construct a heritage street here at the native village of Shaheed-e-Aazam Bhagat Singh to showcase the glorious contribution of Punjab and Punjabis in national freedom struggle. He said that this 850 metre long heritage street will be constructed from existing from Museum to the ancestral house at Shaheed Bhagat Singh at Khatkar Kalan. Bhagwant Mann said that this street will highlight the glorious contribution of the state national freedom struggle thereby inspiring the youth to work zealously for the country.
The chief minister also announced that a five D set-up of the court will be designed in the Shaheed Bhagat singh museum at Khatkar Kalan. He said that this five D creative will recreate the scene of proclaimation of death sentence to Shahed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh so that the visitors can have the first hand experience of that time. Bhagwant Mann said this will virtually take the visitors back to that era and perpetuate the supreme sacrifice made by this young hero for the country.
The Chief Minister said that he had already asked the Tourism and Culture department to set the wheels in motion for this project. He said that this land is sacred for all the Punjabis and its holistic development will be ensured by all means. Bhagwant Mann said that he had assumed the charge of his office after taking oath from this pious land.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister felicitated the family members of great martyr including Surinder kaur, Yadwinder singh, Pawandeep kaur,Manjit singh Dhaliwal, Satwant singh, Gurmail kaura, Kuldeep kaur, Harcharan singh and others with replica of museum and ancestral home. Earlier, Bhagwant Mann also paid tribute at Samadhi of late S Kishan Singh the father of martyr. He also paid floral tributes to Shaheed Bhagat Singh at his statue.