CM: Soon a nursing school in Comrade Harkishan’s village Surjeet: The Tribune India
Tribune press service
Jalandhar, December 24
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Friday announced the construction of a nursing college in Bundala, the ancestral village of the great Communist leader Harkishan Singh Surjeet.
After paying floral tributes to staunch Communist 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 formalities for the establishment of the nursing school can be completed within the next 10 days.
The CM named a 25 km long road leading to Jandiala from Bara Pind in honor of Comrade Harkishan Singh Surjeet Marg, which would be overhauled at a cost of Rs 6 crore.
Earlier, the chief minister also named the government’s smart secondary school Bundala after the iconic politician. These projects and announcements are not significant compared to the enormous contribution and role played by Harkishan Singh Surjeet in safeguarding and strengthening the democratic organization of the country, Channi said.
As for his contribution, Channi said he has always stood at the forefront against the tyranny unleashed by separatist and fascist forces in the wider interest of the nation.
He also recalled that Harkishan Singh Surjeet had played an essential role in the formation of the UPA government led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in addition to keeping the CPI and CPI (M) intact. He also mentioned that Surjeet has dedicated his entire political career to the welfare of the oppressed and needy part of society.
Meanwhile, CPI Secretary of State Sukhwinder Singh Sekhon, State Committee Member Gurchetan Singh and others presented Channi with a shawl. Among those present on the occasion were Education Minister Pargat Singh and Lok Sabha Chaudhary member Santokh Singh, his son Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary, rural district congress chairman Darshan Singh Tahli, communist leaders Sukhpreet Johal, Bhoop Chand Channo, Balbir Singh Jadla, Parshotam Singh and others.