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Canadian defence minister Harjit Sajjan to visit Jalandhar orphanage

Around 60 girls of the Unique Home orphanage situated on the Jalandhar-Nakodar road are eagerly waiting for Canadian defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan.

punjab Updated: Apr 20, 2017 10:54 IST
HT Correspondent
Canadian defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Thursday.
Canadian defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Thursday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Around 60 girls of the Unique Home orphanage situated on the Jalandhar-Nakodar road are eagerly waiting for Canadian defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan.

Sajjan will be visiting them on his first visit to Punjab after becoming the Canadian minister, on Thursday. 

The orphanage for girl children is being run by Bhai Ghanayya Ji Charitable Trust. Preparations for welcoming Sajjan are already complete. 

Tight security arrangements have also been made around the building. Jalandhar senior superintendent of police (SSP) Gurpreet Singh Bhullar visited the orphanage along with other officials and held discussions with its representatives. 

Satnam Singh, a member of the management committee, said girls are eager to meet the visiting minister. He said the minister will remain at the orphanage for about 50 minutes.  The management also plans to show the dignitary projects undertaken since its inception. 

Bhullar said the minister would arrive here at 1pm directly from Amritsar after paying obeisance at the Golden Temple. Later, he will leave for his native village Bambeli in Hoshiarpur district. 

In the past, Reliance Foundation chairperson Nita Ambani had also visited and interacted with girls of Unique Home.  She also took a round of the building and was shown the cradle where people abandon newborns.