CM: Nursing college at Comrade Harkishan Surjeet's village soon

25-km road, a school named after iconic political personality

CM: Nursing college at Comrade Harkishan Surjeet's village soon

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary pay floral tributes to Communist stalwart Harkishan Singh Surjeet and his wife Pritam Kaur at Bundala village in Jalandhar on Friday. Tribune Photo: Malkiat Singh

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, December 24

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Friday announced a nursing college to be constructed at Bundala, the ancestral village of great communist leader Harkishan Singh Surjeet.

After paying floral tributes to communist stalwart Harkishan Singh Surjeet and his wife Pritam Kaur in the village, the Chief Minister said the village panchayat had been asked to provide five acres so that the necessary formalities for setting up the nursing college could be completed within the next 10 days.

The CM named a 25-km-long road leading to Jandiala from Bara Pind after Comrade Harkishan Singh Surjeet Marg, which would be re-carpeted at a cost of Rs 6 crore.

Earlier, the Chief Minister also named Government Senior Secondary Smart School, Bundala, after the iconic political personality. These projects and announcements are not big things against the huge contribution and role played by Harkishan Singh Surjeet in safeguarding and strengthening the democratic set-up of the country, said Channi

As for his contribution, Channi said he had always stood at the forefront against the tyranny unleashed by divisive and facist forces in the larger interest of the nation.

He also recalled that Harkishan Singh Surjeet had played a vital role in making the UPA government led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, besides keeping the CPI and CPI (M) intact. He also mentioned that Surjeet spent his entire political career for the welfare of the downtrodden and deprived section of society.

Meanwhile, CPI state secretary Sukhwinder Singh Sekhon, state committee member Gurchetan Singh and others presented a shawl to Channi. Prominent among those present on the occasion were Education Minister Pargat Singh and Lok Sabha member Chaudhary Santokh Singh, his son Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary, district Congress Rural president Darshan Singh Tahli, communist leaders Sukhpreet Johal, Bhoop Chand Channo, Balbir Singh Jadla, Parshotam Singh Bilga and others.

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