Minister of prisons, tourism and cultural affairs Sarwan Singh Phillaur unfurled the national flag here at the district-level Republic Day celebrations on Sunday and took the salute from the march past comprising contingents from Punjab police, paramilitary forces, NCC cadets and girl guides.
In his address, Phillaur highlighted achievements of the state government in different fields. "The state government is committed to fulfill the dream of the martyrs by ensuring a corruption-free and peaceful country for the people. Our government has launched several welfare schemes for every section of the society," he said.
A PT show was presented by nearly 2,200 students of different schools of the district on this occasion.
The district administration also honoured freedom fighters, bravery award winners and those who excelled in their fields. Tricycles and sewing machines were also distributed to the needy persons by the Red Cross department. A cultural programme was also presented by students on this occasion.
Commissioner Jalandhar division R Venkatratnam, deputy commissioner Varun Roozam, Police commissioner Ishwar Singh, deputy commissioner of police Rahul S, SSP (rural) Jaspreet Singh Sidhu, district and sessions judge JS Kular were among the prominent persons present on the occasion.
TWO FREEDOM FIGHTERS HONOURED
KAPURTHALA: The national flag was hoisted by Minister of Transport Ajit Singh Kohar and he honoured Darshan Singh Ibban and Hari Singh, both freedom fighters, on this occasion.
The minister also distributed 7 sewing machines, 5 tricycles and a wheelchair on this occasion. Exhibits from 12 different departments, highlighting achievements, were the attractions of the day.
Paramjeet Kaur from SD senior secondary school Nadala was honoured for winning the state-level dance competition, Kulwinder Singh and Uday Kumar from government primary school Mehli Gate, Phagwara, were honoured for winning a bronze medal at the national level table tennis competition.
Deputy commissioner DS Mangat, district and sessions judge Gurmit Ram Banial, SSP Inderbir Singh, Chairman district planning committee Sarbjit Singh Makkar were among the prominent persons present on this occasion.
General Manager of Rail Coach Factory (RCF) Parmod Kumar unfurled the national flag at a function organised on the RCF premises and took the salute from a march past comprising contingents from railway police and school students.
Parmod Kumar highlighted the targets achieved by RCF during its 25 years of establishment in the fields of production, sports, environmental protection and cultural growth.
A motorcycle show was presented by the railway police officials. School students presented a cultural show on this occasion.
Thereafter, the GM visited the Lala Lajpat Rai hospital and distributed fruits and sweets to the patients admitted there.