Ferozepur : While advocating the Bharat Ratna for Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh, Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal today said that it would be a real tribute to our great martyr. He was here to pay tributes to Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Shaheed Rajguru, Shaheed Sukhdev, Raj Mata and B K Dutt. He also inaugurated the Amar Shaheed Jyoti at Hussainiwala.
On this occasion, the Deputy CM said that the International Airport at Mohali would be named after Shaheed Bhagat Singh as after getting consent of Punjab and Haryana, the centre government has already taken decision in this regard. Sukhbir said that Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s sacrifice for our country holds highest regard in freedom struggle. He said that the Bharat Ratna would be the real tribute to Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh. He said that for educating the people visiting Hussainiwala about its historical importance, a light and sound system would be set up here soon.
Badal said that it’s a matter of great pride that out of total sacrifices in freedom struggle, contribution of Punjabis was more than 80 percent and for paying tribute to their sacrifices, the Punjab government is constructing Jang-E-Azadi Memorial in the state. He said that only those communities succeed which remember and take care of their history and culture and that is why, under the leadership of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, several memorials have been constructed in the state.
The DCM said that in last nine years time, the SAD-BJP led Punjab government has started several welfare schemes and several policies have been formulated for different sections of the society and the development wheel is moving on full swing in Punjab.