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Master Tara Singh memorial to come up at Amritsar: Navjot Singh Sidhu

Sidhu was addressing a state-level function organised at Amritsar by the Punjab government in memory of Master Tara Singh.

punjab Updated: Jun 27, 2017 08:19 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Amritsar
Punjab local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu,Amritsar,Master Tara Singh
Punjab local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu honouring Dr Jaspreet Kaur, granddaughter-in-law of Master Tara Singh, at Amritsar on Saturday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

Punjab local government, tourism and cultural affairs minister Navjot Singh Sidhu announced on Saturday that a memorial dedicated to Master Tara Singh, an iconic figure of the Akali movement , will come up in Amritsar.

Sidhu was addressing a state-level function organised by the Punjab government in memory of Master Tara Singh in Amritsar. Sidhu said the memorial would be constructed as per the wishes and at a place to be chosen by the family members of Master Tara Singh.

The minister said that selfless leaders like Master Tara Singh would continue to rule hearts of the people. Thanking chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh for organising this event, Sidhu said Master Tara Singh dedicated his life to protect interests of the Sikh Panth and worked for it tirelessly.

“When I see today’s Akalis in the Vidhan Sabha, I am ashamed to see their deeds, but I bow before the Akalis like Master Tara Singh,” he said.

He said the chief minister is committed to eradicating the menace of drugs from the sacred soil of Punjab and those indulging in the drug trade would be severely punished. He said it is his cherished desire to see Punjab prosper and make all-round progress on all fronts.

Dr Jaspreet Kaur granddaughter-in-law of Master Tara Singh shared memories of the great leader and his contribution to the freedom movement, the Akali movement and the Punjabi Suba movement.

Principal Jagdish Singh, chairman of the Sant Singh Sukha Singh Group of Institutions, and Prof Amanpreet Singh from Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, Delhi, shed light on the life and contribution of Master Tara Singh.

MLAs Sunil Datti, Inderbir Singh Bularia, Santokh Singh Bhalaipura, deputy commissioner Kamaldeep Singh Sangha, police commissioner SS Shrivastav, commissioner of municipal corporation Gurloveleen Singh Sidhu were also present on the occasion.

First Published: Jun 24, 2017 20:52 IST