The City Headlines
Ludhiana, November 16
Punjab Transport Minister Amarinder Singh Raja Warring on Tuesday announced that Punjab Government would soon send a proposal to Union Government for naming Halwara International Airport after Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha as a tribute to legendary revolutionary of the country.
Presiding over the state-level function organized to commemorate 106th Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha in his ancestral village, Cabinet Minister Amarinder Singh Raja Warring said that the state government would soon urge the central government by sending a proposal.
He added that it would be a tribute to the “youngest martyr” of the country who attained martyrdom at the age of 19 years.
On the proposal of Senior Congress leader Capt Sandeep Singh Sandhu, the Minister assured that Dakha’s new bus stand would be named after the martyr’s name and the proposal in this regard would be taken up in the cabinet meeting.
Further, he announced a daily bus service of Punjab Roadways directly from Ludhiana to Sarabha village. Besides, a grant of Rs. 10 lakh for the development of the village from his discretionary funds.
Senior leader of Congress Capt Sandeep Singh Sandhu thanked the cabinet minister for accepting the demands of sending the proposal to the central government for naming Halwara international airport and Dakha bus stand on martyr’s name.
Prominent among present included Raikot MLA Jagtar Singh Jagga Hissowal, PMIDB Chairman Amarjit Singh Tikka, SDM Vikramjeet Singh Panthey, sarpanch Sukhjinder Kaur, sports club president Kuldeep Singh, secretary Amar Singh, press secretary Davinder Singh, Manpreet Singh, Rajbir Singh, Jarnail Singh, Binder USA, Ajit Singh, besides several others.