Punjab to regularise Mohalla Sanitation Committees' employees

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Ludhiana, Oct 13 (UNI) On the eve of Valmiki Jayanti, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal announced that the employees of Mohalla Sanitation Committees would be regularised soon after abolishing these committees in the state.

Speaking at a state level celebration to commemorate the Parkash Utsav of Bhagwan Valmik ji here today, Mr Badal said SAD-BJP Government was commitment to uplift the downtrodden and underprivileged section of the society.

He said government had chalked out a comprehensive programme under which various welfare schemes were being implemented like provision of Rs 15,000 at the wedding of every girl belonging to Dalit section, to allot 5 marlas of construction space to every SC/BC/Dalit families to construct houses/flats and the financial assistance given under this would be increased to Rs 50,000.

Regarding education, Mr Badal said state government would also provide free education to the poor intelligent students up to university level.

The Chief Minister announced that Valmiki Bhawan, Ludhiana would be renovated soon.

Greeting the people on the occasion, Mr Badal called upon the people of Punjab to carve out an ideal, value based and harmonious society by following the teachings of Bhagwan Valmikji to strengthen the bonds of compassion, love, peace and brotherhood in the state.

''The teachings of Bhagwan Valmikji are still very much relevant in our present social structure and an ideal society can be formed by following the path shown by Valmikiji'', said Mr Badal.

Mr Badal said for establishing true secularism every one should respect other religions while practising his own religious principles to further strengthen amity and communal harmony in the state. He said with this view, the SAD-BJP Government had started celebration of all-important festivals of different communities and religions as State-level functions.

The Chief Minister paid obeisance to Maharishi Valmikji and joined Sohba Yatra along with many SAD and BJP leaders and party workers.

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