KARTARPUR: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said his government would make Punjab a vibrant and progressive state in the country and free it from the maladies of unemployment, poverty and illiteracy as dreamt by great freedom fighters.
The Chief Minister made a fervent appeal to the leaders of all parties to work in unison cutting across political affiliations to ensure overall development and prosperity of the state. Addressing a gathering on the occasion of foundation laying ceremony of the state-of-the-art Jang-e-Azaadi memorial here today, Badal said it was a humble tribute to numerous unsung heroes of the freedom struggle especially those from the state.
Badal said that he bows his head in reverence to the martyrs of the Doaba region for their supreme contribution in the freedom struggle and said that this Jang-e-Azaadi memorial was a real tribute in recognition to their unprecedented sacrifices, which would ever act as a beacon to guide the destiny of future generations.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister felicitated several eminent scholars and historians including Vice Chancellor of Punjabi University Jaspal Singh, Prithipal Singh Kapoor, Harish Sharma and noted film Director Shyam Benegal with a replica of the upcoming memorial.