Tribune News Service
Bathinda, February 26
Showing solidarity with farmers protesting against the three agricultural laws, a Georgian couple celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary at the Tikri border.
The couple, in their 40s, who originally hail from Bhari Panechan village in Patiala district, settled in Georgia around seven years ago and work there as farmers. During the celebrations and cake-cutting ceremony, the couple donned a special dress and suit with a pattern of farmer ploughing fields and embroidery of clusters of wheat kernel on it.
Rupinder Khaira (45) and Gurjit Kaur (42) own around 75 acres of agricultural land in Georgia. Talking to The Tribune, Gurjit said, “All of us celebrate our good times with our near and dear ones but after watching news regarding the farmers’ agitation, I was deeply moved at their determination and just cause. I wanted to do my bit so I decided to celebrate the wedding anniversary with farmers this time. Farmers have managed to keep the sanctity of the protest intact which is commendable.”
Rupinder said, “Unlike India, things are quite smooth in the agriculture sector in Georgia where even during the period of Covid lockdown, the government offered subsidies and monetary assistance to keep the agriculture sector thriving. We will give full support to the movement till farmers emerge victorious.”
Punjab Kisan Union president Ruldu Singh Mansa said, “Apart from vowing support, they have made a significant monetary contribution to the farmers’ movement.”
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