DECLARES MARCH 23 AS HOLIDAY ON MARTYRDOM DAY OF SHAHEED-E-AZAM BHAGAT SINGH, SHAHEED RAJGURU & SHAHEED SUKHDEV
Chandigarh, March 22: Punjab Vidhan Sabha on Tuesday adopted a unanimous resolution moved by the leader of the house and Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to install the statues of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, Bharat Ratan Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar and Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh in the complex of Punjab Legislative Assembly.
“As an indebted nation we can never forget the contribution of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh who laid his life for freedom of the country. Likewise, Dr BR Ambedkar shaped the destiny of the country in pre and post independence era as Chief architect of the Indian constitution” said Bhagwant Mann on the floor of house.
Describing these great leaders as the country’s role model for all of us, Bhagwant Mann said that the lives of these iconic leaders will ever remain a source of inspiration for millions of us. Bhagwant Mann said that state government will leave no stone unturned for perpetuating the legacy of these great personalities. Likewise, a statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh would also be constructed within the premises of Punjab Vidhan Sabha as a humble and befitting tribute to the founder of Khalsa Raj, reads the resolution.
Meanwhile, Bhagwant Mann also announced to declare a gazetted holiday across the state on the martyrdom day of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, Shaheed Rajguru and Shaheed Sukhdev on Wednesday (March 23) as a tribute to the great martyrs.