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Sukhbir Badal announces memorial to 7 Muhawa mishap victims

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday visited Muhawa village to share the grief of the bereaved families of seven schoolchildren killed in a recent road accident and announced to construct a memorial in the memory of the children.

punjab Updated: Sep 24, 2016 12:00 IST
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Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal with Puducherry lieutenant governor Kiran Bedi during a seminar to mark the 125th birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar in Amritsar on Friday.
Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal with Puducherry lieutenant governor Kiran Bedi during a seminar to mark the 125th birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar in Amritsar on Friday. (HT Photo)

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday visited Muhawa village to share the grief of the bereaved families of seven schoolchildren killed in a recent road accident and announced to construct a memorial in the memory of the children.

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He met the bereaved families and expressed sympathy with them. Sukhbir also announced Rs 20 lakh to set up a stadium in the village in the memory of deceased children.

As the depleted bridge was seen as a major reason for the accident, Sukhbir instructed the Public Works Department to construct a cemented fence by increasing the width by one-and-a-half feet on each side of the bridge by breaking the railing. He said all such bridges should also have such a fence.

Lauding the effort of the child named Karanbir Singh, who played as a hero and saved many lives, Sukhbir asked the district administration to send his name for national award.

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The deputy chief minister also announced upgrading the village school to the senior secondary school level.

Minister Gulzar Singh Ranike, senior superintendent of police SSP (rural) Harkanwalpreet Singh Khakk, sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Rajesh Sharma, and Ranike’s son Gurinderpal Singh Laali Ranike and others were also present on the occasion.