Despite plan outgoing DC Patiala left city without paying homage to Mahatama Gandhi on his death anniversary
Kanwar Inder singh/ royalpatiala.in News/ January 30,2024
Today, on behalf of district administration Patiala, assistant commissioner (AC) general, Patiala Ravinder Singh paid homage to Mahatama Gandhi on his statute at Mall Road, Patiala
On January 30, the nation observes two minutes silence and pay homage to the martyrs of freedom struggle on the death anniversary of Father of Nation Mahatama Gandhi.
Yesterday late evening the state government has issued transfer orders of deputy commissioner Patiala Sakshi Sawhney and posted her the new DC Ludhiana in place of Surabhi Malik and Bathinda deputy commissioner Showkat Ahmed Parray has been posted as deputy commissioner Patiala in place of Sakshi Sawhney.
Today, as per plan, on behalf of district administration, residents of Patiala Sakshi Sawhney has to pay homage at the statute of Mahatama Gandhi at Mall Road, Patiala at 11:00 am. An invitation to the media was also forwarded to cover the event. But, she left the city without paying the homage and a junior officer of her team assistant commissioner (AC) general, Patiala Ravinder Singh paid homage to Mahatama Gandhi on his statute at Mall Road, Patiala on behalf of district administration, residents of Patiala.
Whereas her counterpart Showkat Ahmed Parray who was DC Bathinda had paid homage to the martyrs of freedom struggle at 11:00 am at Bathinda . After that he left Bathinda to join his new assignment as DC Patiala. He joins deputy commissioner Patiala office at around 4:00-4:30 pm.
Similarly, the outgoing deputy commissioner Ludhiana, Surbhi Malik has also paid homage to the great freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the sake of the country, at district administrative complex, Ludhiana.
“It’s a sheer disrespect to the Father of the Nation” said Amrinder Singh Bazaz, shiromani akali dal Patiala halqa incharge and former mayor on skipping of homage paying ceremony by outgoing deputy commissioner Patiala, Sakshi Sawhney.
“She has left Patiala at around 10:00-10:30 am to join her new posting at Ludhiana. Why was she is in hurry to leave Patiala and join as DC Ludhiana? The timing of paying homage at 11:00 am is fixed in all India. Even President, PM pays homage at 11:00 am. We failed to understand her hurry to join as DC Ludhiana. Can’t she leave for Ludhiana after paying tribute to martyrs?” said Vinod Bhatnagar, president Congress Sewa Dal, Patiala parliamentary constituency.
Despite plan outgoing DC Patiala left city without paying homage to Mahatama Gandhi on his death anniversary .Meanwhile, former deputy commissioner Patiala Sakshi Sawhney is not contacted for her comments due to late evening calling limitations.