To mark the Thanksgiving Day and Bandi Chhorh divas, a religious programme was organised at the headquarters of Bholath MLA Bibi Jagir Kaur, who was released on bail from Kapurthala modern jail on November 2.
The function was attended by leaders of the region besides the people of area, who thronged the dera Sant Prem Singh Murala Wale, headed by Bibi Jagir Kaur as chief sewadar, to be a part of her happiness. The whole ambience of the function was kept religious, as no leader was allowed to speak on politics.
Bibi Jagir, who was calm and composed, addressed the gathering briefly and said: "I am free only because of your relentless prayers. You reposed your trust in me, stood by me in every crisis and I am indebted to you for life."
The bhog of the akhand path was solemnised in the morning, which was followed by speeches by leaders and kirtan darbar till 7pm. Former Akal Takht jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti, Garhshankar MLA Surinder Singh Bhulewal Rathan, chief parliamentary secretary Som Nath, SGPC members Jarnail Singh Dogranwal, Tara Singh and Lakhwinder Singh Bijoula, former Adampur MLA and Kapurthala constituency in-charge Sarabjeet Makkar and Bholath deputy superintendent of police Tejbir Singh Hundal were among the prominent persons who attended the function.
CM to visit Bholath on Nov 30
In the proposed November 30 visit of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal to Bholath assembly constituency, plethora of development projects are likely to be announced. Bibi had reportedly met the chief minister after release from jail to fix the date of visit and pursued him to initiate developmental works in the constituency, which had remained stalled in her absence. Several completed projects that could not be inaugurated earlier due to her absence would be formally inaugurated by the CM on November 30, Bibi Jagir Kaur said while talking to HT.
The list of projects which would be inaugurated by CM on his visit include polytechnic at Begowal, judicial complex at Bholath, new building of ultra-modern civil hospital at Bholath, upgraded power stations at Bholath, Begowal and at Bhattnura, she revealed.
Besides, the CM would lay the foundation stone of a veterinary hospital, new office-cum-residence of Bholath DSP and project of widening nearly 24-km road stretch approaching Begowal from Nadala and Bholath, she added.
The state government had sanctioned a grant of Rs. 1.41 crore for the construction of a new police station at Begowal, widening of Bholath-Hamira road, Bholath-Bhogpur roads and some other link roads of the constituency, Bibi said. "I had promised certain developmental works within six months of being elected, but my absence delayed the plan. Now, everything will start at a rapid pace," she said.
On the delay in sewerage completion works in Begowal and Nadala, she said: "I have met the sewerage board officials and they have assured compliance within six months."