People from various walks of life paid homage to former Chandigarh Bharatiya Janata Party president Jai Ram Joshi on Sunday at Sector 15. Joshi breathed his last on November 21.
He was Punjab assistant media adviser Vineet Joshi’s father. Referring to Jai Ram Joshi as an inspiration, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar hailed Joshi’s farsightedness and his quality to connect with the masses, especially the poor and downtrodden.
Former union minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said the demise of Joshi had created a vacuum that was hard to fill. He said he knew him for the past 40 years. Senior pracharak Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh Prem Goel depicted Joshi as a true social worker who worked for the underprivileged. Union minister Vijay Sampla said moments of dissatisfaction and dejection would turn into confidence whenever anyone met Joshi.
Paying their last respects, Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Avinash Rai Khanna, former minister Manoranjan Kalia and Member of Legislative Assembly Ashwani Sharma said Joshi never asked for anything in return for what he did for the party or the society at large.
Among those who paid their homage included political adviser CM Punjab Tikshan Sood, chairman Punjab Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher, former MP Satya Pal Jain, mayor Harphool Chander Kalyan and several Chandigarh MC councillors.