Punjab Vidhan Sabha Special Session: On the first day of the 13th (Special) Session of the 15th Vidhan Sabha, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday led the House in paying homage to all farmers who lost their lives during the ongoing farmers protest against the Centre’s Farm laws 2020.
The House led by Captain Amarinder Singh also paid respects to deceased freedom fighters, political and other eminent personalities, as well as the soldiers. During the obituary references, the members observed a two-minute silence as a mark of respect to the departed souls.
The tributes were paid to martyr Lance Naik Karnail Singh; the doyen of science-literature confluence in the Punjabi language – writer Kuldip Singh Dhir; former Vice-Chancellor Punjabi University Patiala S. Joginder Singh Puar; and noted musician S. Kesar Singh Narula, father of acclaimed singer Jaspinder Narula, who all died recently.
Lance Naik Karnail Singh had attained martyrdom during an operation against the militants on September 30 in the Krishna Ghati sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
The House, during the Punjab Vidhan Sabha Special Session, also paid respects to freedom fighters Mahinder Singh, Sardar Singh, Rai Singh Patanga, Mahinder Singh, and Hemraj Mittal, while remembering their unparalleled contribution to the freedom struggle.
On the request of Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal, the Speaker also consented to include the name of Shaurya Chakra Awardee Balwinder Singh Sandhu amongst the obituary references.
Members also paid tributes to Sardarni Davinder Kaur, deceased mother of MLA Khanna Gurkirat Singh Kotli; MLA Pathankot Amit Vij’s father Anil Vij; Chaudhary Chain Singh, father of MLA Garhshankar Jai Kishan Rori, and Sardar Gurbant Singh, father of MLA Saravjit Kaur Manuke Sardar Gurbant Singh, who had all died recently.
Around 4-5 farmers had died during the farmers protest against the Centre’s Farm laws 2020.