Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Punjab CM to seek higher recruitment of Sikhs, Rajputs in Army

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Wednesday announced that he would soon take up the issue with the Ministry of Defence, GoI for giving higher representation to the Sikhs and Rajputs both martial communities in the Indian armed forces as had been given earlier prior to the criteria of population as the basis of recruitment.

Addressing a mammoth gathering of Rajput Community from all over the state on the 470th Birth Anniversary of Maharana Partap at a state level function organized here, Badal also announced that a suitable memorial would be soon erected in the memory of great warrior and freedom lover, the great son of the motherland Maharana Partap.

Paying rich tributes to Maharana Partap, Badal said that Maharana Partap was one of the great patriots, which the country had ever produced. He said his unprecedented selfless sacrifice would not only keep him alive this great legendary hero but his rich legacy of patriotism would ever inspire our future generations for times to come. Maharana Partap had not only sacrificed his life but every thing for the freedom of our motherland. The valour of this great king was not only admired by his friends but his foes also.

Former Governor of Goa Maharaja Bhanu Parkash Singh, who presided over the function lauded the efforts of Badal for maintaining peace, amity and communal harmony in the state. He also called upon the leaders of the country to follow the footprints of Maharana Partap for imbibing the spirit of patriotism and selfless sacrifice for our motherland.

Prominent amongst others who spoke on the occasion included Maharaja Raghbir Singh Sirohi, Kunwar Vikram Singh, MLA Morinda Ujagar Singh Wadali, Ex-Minister Madan Mohan Mittal, Dr.RS Parmar and Rana Gajinder. Advisor to Chief Minister Dr.DS Cheema, MLA Chamkaur Sahib Charanjit Singh, Seelam Sohi and former Minister Satwant Kaur Sandhu were also present on the occasion.

Source :

No comments :

Contact Us

Viewers may share any information with the administrator in this email
Any news, if approved, may be published in this blog under his /her name.
Related Posts with Thumbnails

Blog Archive

Bookmark This Page

Bookmark and Share
All the information published in this webpage is submitted by users or free to download on the internet. I make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this page and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis. All the other pages you visit through the hyper links may have different privacy policies. If anybody feels that his/her data has been illegally put in this webpage, or if you are the rightful owner of any material and want it removed please email me at "" and I will remove it immediately on demand. All the other standard disclaimers also apply.