CM Channi vows to restore the pristine glory of Punjab
Describes his government as ‘Government of common man, for the common man and by the common man’
THE VOICE OF CHANDIGARH :
Vowing to restore the pristine glory of Punjab, Chief Minister Mr Charanjit Singh Channi said that the state will be soon transformed into the ‘Golden Sparrow of India’.
Addressing the gathering 111th Sri Vishwakarma Pooja Utsav the Chief Minister said that concerted efforts will be made for the holistic development of the state on one hand and the prosperity of its people on the other. Evoking Lord Vishwakarma Ji, the divine architect of the entire universe, he said that with the blessings of the Lord a mechanism is being evolved to put the state on the trajectory of high economic growth. CM Channi said that no stone is being left unturned for the comprehensive development of the state.
Terming his government as the Government of common man, for the common man and by the common man, the Chief Minister said that from day one his major thrust is only ensuring transparent, responsive and citizen-centric administration. He said several path-breaking initiatives including cheap power, the Basera scheme, ownership rights to people living within Lal Lakeer and others have been already initiated by his government. CM Channi said that not only this but several other decisions will be taken in the coming days.
The Chief Minister said that gone are the days when common man, peasant, farmers, employees and others have to look towards the government for their problems. He said that one amongst them is the Chief Minister of the state adding that he is duty-bound to serve the state in right earnest. CM Channi further said the top priority is being accorded for ensuring all-around progress of the state.
Greeting all the Punjabis living across the globe on the auspicious occasion of Parkash Divas of Lord Vishwakarma, celebrated as Vishwakarma day in the entire world, the Chief Minister said that Lord Vishwakarma Ji is believed to be the master of all machinery and equipments being used by the people in all the industrial activities. He said that since ages this great Deity of all craftsmen and architects has inspired our artisans, workers and labour class to work hard for the development of the nation besides inculcating a feeling of dignity of labour and a sense of pride in them. Exhorting the workers and craftsmen to make concerted efforts for strengthening the infrastructure of the state and the Nation, CM Channi said that it will be a real and befitting tribute to Lord Vishwakarma.
Paying rich tributes to Lord Vishwakarma, the Chief Minister felicitated the technocrats and labourers of the state and said that Lord Vishwakarma Ji was the founder of Engineering, Architecture and technology on the earth. He said that the industrial and infrastructure growth across the globe that we observe today was only due to the blessings of Lord Vishwakarma, who had created mechanical skills.
CM Channi said that the technical skills coupled with day-to-day advancements had facilitated mankind to grow swiftly. The Chief Minister appealed to the people especially the youth to improve their professional skills and enhance their abilities for availing optimal job opportunities.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister announced a grant of Rs 2 crore for the Lord Vishwakarma temple adding that a hi-tech ambulance will be provided to the charitable hospitals being run by the organisation.
Earlier, the Chief Minister paid obeisance at Lord Vishwakarma Temple where he was given a robe of honour (siropa) by the management. He also visited the charitable hospital being run by the organisation.
Prominent amongst others present on occasion included Lok Sabha MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh, MLAs Mr Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal, Dr Raj Kumar Chabbewal, Mr Angad Singh, Mr Hardev Singh Laddi and Mr Navtej Singh Cheema, former Minister and Chairman Punjab Agro Industries Corporation Mr Joginder Singh Mann, former Union Minister Mrs Santosh Chaudhry, former MLA Mr Tarlochan Soond, Chairman Cooperative bank Mr Harjit Singh Parmar, senior Congress leader Mrs Balbir Rani Sodhi, District Coordinator Congress Mr Daljeet Singh Raju, Acting President of District Youth Congress Mr Harnoor Singh Harji Mann, Mr Amandeep Singh Gora Gill and others.
Meanwhile, President of Sri Vishwakarma Dhiman Sabha Mr Balwant Rai Dhiman, Mr Surinder Pal Dhiman, Mr Gurnam Singh, Mr Pradeep Dhiman, Mr Inderjit Singh Matharu, Mr Prashant Dhiman and others felicitated the Chief Minister.