Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh arriving to attend the First day of the 13th (Special) Session of the 15th Vidhan Sabha on Monday.

CHANDIGARH,19.10.20-Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh arriving to attend the first day of the 13th (Special) Session of the 15th Vidhan Sabha on Monday.

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PUNJAB CM LEADS HOUSE IN PAYING HOMAGE TO FARMERS WHO’VE DIED IN ANTI FARM BILLS PROTESTS

· ON DAY 1 OF SPECIAL SESSION, VIDHAN SABHA ALSO PAYS TRIBUTES TO EMINENT PERSONALITIES

Chandigarh, October 19: On the first day of the 13th (Special) Session of the 15th Vidhan Sabha, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday led the House in paying homage to all farmers who have lost their lives during the ongoing agitation in protest against the Centre’s draconian agricultural laws.

The House also paid respects to deceased freedom fighters, political and other eminent personalities, as well as soldiers. All members observed a two-minute silence as a mark of respect to the departed souls during the obituary references.

Tributes were paid to martyr Lance Naik Karnail Singh; doyen of science-literature confluence in Punjabi language - writer Kuldip Singh Dhir; former Vice Chancellor Punjabi University Patiala S. Joginder Singh Puar; and noted musician S. Kesar Singh Narula, father of acclaimed singer Jaspinder Narula, who had all died recently.

Lance Naik Karnail Singh had attained martyrdom during an operation to flush out militants on September 30 in Krishna Ghati sector of Jammu & Kashmir. The House also paid respects to freedom fighters Mahinder Singh, Sardar Singh, Rai Singh Patanga, Mahinder Singh, and Hemraj Mittal, while remembering their unparalleled contribution to the freedom struggle.

On the request of Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal, the Speaker also consented to include the name of Shaurya Chakra Awardee Balwinder Singh Sandhu amongst the obituary references.

Members also paid tributes to Sardarni Davinder Kaur, deceased mother of MLA Khanna Gurkirat Singh Kotli; MLA Pathankot Amit Vij's father Anil Vij; Chaudhary Chain Singh, father of MLA Garhshankar Jai Kishan Rori, and Sardar Gurbant Singh, father of MLA Saravjit Kaur Manuke who had all died recently.

Speaker Rana Kanwarpal Singh proposed that homage be paid to all those members who had passed away since the previous session. After the obituary references to the eminent personalities, the Speaker moved a resolution for conveying the condolences of the House to their respective families. The resolution was passed by voice vote.

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School Education Department deputes District Mentors to raise the standard of Punjabi and Hindi subjects

Chandigarh, October 19-The Punjab School Education Department has deputed District Mentors (DMs) in all the districts of the state to raise the standard of Punjabi and Hindi subjects.

Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the school education department said that these district mentors (Punjabi and Hindi) have been deputed under the 'Parho Punjab, Paraho Punjab' project to ensure smooth activities of Punjabi and Hindi subjects. These district mentors will bring hard working teachers at the block level with them. They will stay in their respective schools to perform their duties as study DM and BM.

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M&M hands over 500 face shields for Corona Warriors

Chandigarh, October 19 -In a generous gesture, Mahindra & Mahindra today handed over specially designed 500 face shields for Corona Warriors to Principal Secreatary, Medical Education and Research Departmen, Mr. DK Tewari.

Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the department said that under the guidance of Harish Chavan, CEO, Swaraj Division of Mahindra & Mahindra Mohali has made and provide these face shields and other related material for corona warriors.

Spokesperson informed that the Swaraj Division already provided 22000 face shields to various organizations of Punjab government. Today 500 such face shields were handed over by Mr. Ranjan Mishra, General Manager M&M (Swaraj Division) to Mr. D.K.Tiwari, Principal Secretary Medical Education and Research and Dr. Avnish Kumar Director Medical Education & Research, Punjab for Government Medical Colleges and attached hospitals at Amritsar and Patiala. The officials extended gratitude to Mahindra and Mahindra for their contributions for the COVID warriors.