CM Bhagwant Mann announced on Thursday that Punjab will witness a holistic development in every arena and shine like a ‘Kohinoor’ gem thanks to the state government’s efforts.
Following the unfurling of the national Tricolour at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sports Stadium here, the Chief Minister (CM) urged people to extend support and cooperation to the state government.
In an appeal to Punjabis living worldwide, he urged them to contribute to the restoration of Punjab’s former glory. Mann pledged to take Punjab to new heights, saying, “We are committed to establishing a society that is equal to that of our martyrs and national leaders.”
According to him, more than 90% of patriots who laid down their lives or were subjected to British tyranny were Punjabis.
After Independence, successive governments assumed power in the state, but most dashed people’s hopes because corruption, poverty, unemployment, and many other ills were deeply rooted.
According to the CM, “Now is the time when every Punjabi must come forward to create a new era of progress and prosperity by reviving Rangla Punjab.” This will help reverse the trend of brain drain by providing new opportunities to the youth.”
As part of the plan to solve the traffic problem in Bathinda, a modern bus stand will be built on the city’s outskirts.
As a result, a shuttle bus service will be launched in the city to ease the burden on the people. Moreover, Urban Estate VI will cost Rs 260 crore to construct in the city.”
In addition to inspecting a parade led by Darpan Ahluwalia, IPS, the CM saluted a march-past by contingents of the Punjab Police, Punjab Home Guards, Punjab Armed Police, NCC girls and boys, and Bharat Scouts and Guides.
The event featured a colourful variety of performances including Bhangra, Gidha, group dance, PT show, and group singing. During the function, Mann also felicitated freedom fighters and their families.
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