Punjab CM announces Rs. 50 lakh grant for the Sikh community in Shillong
The Voice of Chandigarh News : Photos By T S Bedi
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday announced a grant of Rs. 50 lakh for the construction of Gurdwara Sahib and Guru Nanak School, destroyed in the recent violence at Shillong in Meghalaya.
Captain Amarinder also assured a delegation of Sikh Sangat, led by the president City Gurdwara Management Committee Gurjit Singh, which met him here, of all possible assistance for the Sikh community settled in Shillong.
The visiting delegation thanked the Chief Minister for his personal initiative in sending a high-level delegation to take stock of the situation in the wake of the arson and destruction of property belonging to Sikhs by some anti-social elements in Shillong. The delegation had comprised Cabinet Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, MPs Ravneet Singh Bittu and Gurjit Singh Aujla besides MLA Kuldip Singh Vaid.
Gurjit Singh said the move had helped instill a sense of belongingness and trust amongst the minority community living in Meghalaya.
Responding to the issues raised by the delegation, the Chief Minister assured them that he would soon take up the same with his Meghalayan counterpart to ensure the safety and security of the Sikhs, besides maintaining the sanctity of their religious places.