Tribune News Service
Bathinda, April 1
Finance Minister Manpreet Badal on Wednesday said they all were working together amid the Covid-19 crisis. In a sentimental appeal to the Punjabis, Manpreet said, “This is a challenge for the entire nation. We will overcome it and emerge as victorious in this war.”
Manpreet said, “Hunger and stress are two major concerns on the occasion. To counter these, we at the government level are making many efforts. Besides, our society is also contributing to it as per the tradition of Punjab. The government had to impose curfew to ensure that the health of its people doesn’t get affected. All-out efforts will be made at the government level to help people.”
The Finance Minister said around 13,000 people were provided with packed food on Tuesday whereas more than 5,000 dry ration packets had been made available to needy people so far.
According to the Finance Minister, many people in the city, including 200 in Hans Nagar, 200 in Guru Nanak Nagar, 100 in Guru Ki Nagar, 200 in Dhobian Basti, 200 in Sanguana Basti, 200 in Lal Singh Basti, 350 in Janta Nagar, 150 in Parasram Nagar, 150 in Sanjay Nagar, 50 in Gopal Nagar, 60 in Guru Gobind Singh Nagar and 50 in Power House Road area, were provided with food on Tuesday.
He said on Wednesday, 200 people in the Sukhpeer Road area, 300 in Kahniya Nagar, 150 in the Parinda Road area, 200 in Subhash Basti, 150 in Sucha Singh Nagar, 200 in Dhobiana Basti, 150 in Guru Gobind Singh Nagar, 150 in Bala Ram Nagar and 200 in Sanjay Nagar got food.
He said ration was provided to 200 people in Khet Singh Basti and Kachi Colony, 200 in Gopal Nagar and 200 in Paras Ram Nagar.
He said, “Besides the entire administration, our social workers are also giving their valuable support in this time of crisis. With the same spirit to help the needy, we all have to work further so that the danger to humanity can be avoided.”
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