Punjab Governor Banwari Lal Purohit unfurls the national tricolor at Patiala ;urges Punjabis to unite against drugs and corruption
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in News/ January 26,2024
Governor Banwari Lal Purohit led the state-level Republic Day celebrations in Patiala with a fervent call to action against the pressing issues of drugs and corruption. Embracing the solemnity of the occasion, Governor Purohit paid homage to the brave martyrs and freedom fighters whose sacrifices paved the way for India’s independence. He underscored the importance of collective responsibility in upholding the principles of integrity and transparency in governance, urging citizens to actively support the government’s endeavors towards a corruption-free administration.
In a poignant address to the gathering, Governor Purohit acknowledged the resilience and determination of Punjabis, drawing parallels between the historic struggle for independence and the contemporary battle against societal ills. He emphasized the pivotal role of every individual in safeguarding the youth from the clutches of drug abuse, stressing that the unity and resolve of the Punjabi community are indispensable in overcoming this formidable challenge.
Highlighting the significance of the Republic Day, Governor Purohit reiterated the values enshrined in the Indian Constitution, emphasizing the symbiotic relationship between rights and duties. He underscored the need for citizens to actively participate in nation-building endeavors, underscoring the essence of inclusivity and collective progress.
The ceremony witnessed Governor Purohit bestowing honors upon the families of freedom fighters, symbolizing the enduring legacy of sacrifice and valor. Distinguished individuals, including Padma Shri awardee Pran Sabharwal, were also felicitated for their exceptional contributions across various domains.
Furthermore, the event showcased the spirit of unity and inclusivity through engaging activities such as sign language renditions of the national anthem, symbolizing the nation’s commitment to embracing diversity and inclusiveness.
Punjab Governor Banwari Lal Purohit unfurls the national tricolor at Patiala ;urges Punjabis to unite against drugs and corruption. The ceremony was graced by the presence of esteemed dignitaries, including M.P. Preneet Kaur, MLAs Ajitpal Singh Kohli, Gurdev Singh Dev Mann, and Gurlal Ghanour, Chief Secretary Anurag Verma and DGP Gaurav Yadav, Special DGP Arpit Shukla, Division Commissioner Daljit Singh Mangat, Director Information and Public Relations Bhupinder Singh, District and Sessions Judge Rupinderjit Chahal,
Deputy Commissioner Sakshi Sawhney, S.S.P. Varun Sharma, District Planning Committee Chairman Jassi Sohianwala and Improvement Trust Chairman Megh Chand Shermajra were also present.