Badnore recalls freedom fighters’ sacrifices

Badnore recalls freedom fighters’ sacrifices

Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore receives the guard of honour during an event organised to mark the Republic Day celebrations at the Government College in Phase 6, Mohali, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vicky

Tribune News Service

Mohali, January 27

To mark the 72nd Republic Day, state-level celebrations were held at Mohali.

Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore unfurled the Tricolour at the stadium in the Phase 6 Government College in the presence of Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta, Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan, District and Sessions Judge RS Rai, Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan and other distinguished guests.

Extending greetings to all, he recollected the sacrifices of freedom fighters and soldiers who lost their lives for the nation and expressed gratitude towards those who framed the Indian Constitution. The Governor said Punjab was known across the world for its prosperity and greenery and hoped that people would maintain this in the times to come.

“I hope that the ongoing problems of the farmers is resolved soon through talks. I pay tributes to the farmers who have lost their lives and express condolences to their families,” he said.

On Covid-19, the Governor said: “India’s war against the pandemic has reached a critical juncture. The campaign for a healthy, Covid-free India has been strengthened with the approval of the vaccines. I congratulate all scientists and innovators involved in this campaign.”

Earlier, the Governor took a salute from a parade comprising the contingents of Punjab Police (PRTC Jahankhelan), UT (Chandigarh) Police, Brass and Pipe Band of Punjab Police and NCC cadets, led by DSP Rupinderdeep Kaur Sohi. Impressive tableaux highlighting efforts afoot towards social issues were also showcased. The entire parade had only a woman participant, Sohi, who bore an important role of the Parade Commander.


Railways celebrates R-Day

Chandigarh: The Ambala Division of the Railways celebrated Republic Day at the Ambala Cantt railway stadium. Gurinder Mohan Singh, Divisional Railway Manager, Ambala, was the chief guest. He hoisted the flag. A march past was organised by the Railway Protection Force. The first batch of the women wing of the division attended the congregation. The Divisional Railway Manager talked about various activities of the board and its achievements. TNS

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