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Panel holds convention to save Nehru Park from turning into a parking lot

The Nehru Park Bachao Sangarsh Committee organised a convention of various bodies of employees, farmers, labourers, youth and social activists on saving the local Nehru Park from being turned into a car parking lot by the municipal authorities at Ram Singh Hall here on Saturday.

punjab Updated: Jun 15, 2013 20:53 IST
HT Correspondent

The Nehru Park Bachao Sangarsh Committee organised a convention of various bodies of employees, farmers, labourers, youth and social activists on saving the local Nehru Park from being turned into a car parking lot by the municipal authorities at Ram Singh Hall here on Saturday.

The convention decided that they would run a campaign and create awareness among residents of Gurdaspur district of keeping up the present status of Nehru Park for public use.

The convention declared that they would not allow the park to be converted into a car parking lot. The convention decided to meet the deputy commissioner and the president of the municipal council and urged them to withdraw the MC's move to use the park for parking vehicles.

They said they would hold a public rally at Nehru Park on June 27 to highlight their demand of maintaining the park as it was. The speakers said if a car parking lot was needed to solve the problem of parking in the city, the parking lot could be raised at several places, including the fire brigade office, the old city police station, old zila parishad office, the old excise department office and the site of abandoned quarters of the postal department and all of these places were as close to the main market as the Nehru Park.

They highlighted the public utility of the century-old park stating that it was frequently used for holding protests, rallies, social functions, besides being regularly visited by the people for walks and exercise.

Representatives of the Dehati Mazdoor Sabha, Kisan Sangarsh Committee, Kirti Kisan Union, Sarv Bharat Naujawan Sabha, Punjab Kisan Sabha, Punjab Kisan Union, Bharti Kisan Union Ekta (Ugrahan), SC/BC Teachers Union, CITU, Democratic Employees Front, Government Teachers Union and Technical Services Union were also present at the convention.