As a tribute to entrepreneurship in the region, Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday released a coffee table book, ‘Czars of North India 2015’.
Badal also honoured 22 personalities from different fields featured in the book, compiled by the media marketing department of Hindustan Times. Those honoured included entrepreneurs in the fields of medicine, immigration, real estate, education and health among others.
Highlighting achievements of the state, Badal said, “Punjab will soon take off considering the projects we have been undertaking in the region, including New Chandigarh and Panchkula.”
The deputy CM said that by January 15, 2016, all schools across Punjab will have a provision of 4G connections that will enable students to have an access to the digital world. He said by March 2016, all districts in Punjab will be covered under the e-governance project, and help centres will be launched for the convenience of villagers.
“In two to three years, SAS Nagar will become the second largest information technology hub after Bengaluru as over 2 lakh people will be employed in the best of companies. In New Chandigarh, we are coming up with the biggest medicity in the country. Kings College, London, will also be opening its branch there,”said Badal.
Punjab revenue minister Bikramjit Singh Majithia was the guest of honour at the event.