Punjab CM unveils Kairon's portrait in Vidhan Sabha
Chandigarh, Mar 17 (UNI) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today exhorted the legislators to emulate former chief minister Sardar Partap Singh Kairon, who had a clear vision of a strong, resurgent and prosperous Punjab.
After unveiling the portrait of Sardar Partap Singh Kairon in Punjab Vidhan Sabha Gallery, Capt Singh said that Sardar Kairon's innings in public life as an freedom fighter, social reformer, champion of the downtrodden and an able chief minister of Punjab, had been long and voried.
He said that Mr Kairon was also a tireless crusader against communalism, economic disparities and social injustice. "Under his dynamic leadership Punjab became the first state to achieve a green revolution, an agricultural output of such plenitude that it changed the economic scenario of the State and the country forever.
India was overnight transformed from a country prone to famine and dependent on food aid and imports to self-sufficiency in food production," he added.
Capt Singh further said that Sardar Kairon was a staunch believer in communal harmony and national unity. The manner in which he mobilized the people of Punjab for India's defence in the wake of the war with China was an inspiring example of his deep concern and commitment to India's unity and integrity.
Capt Singh said that the installation of the portrait of Partap Singh Kairon was a befitting tribute to the memory of one of Punjab's great sons and his truly inspiring leadership and vision to ensure that he was remembered by generations to come.
Surinder Singh Kairon, son and Adesh Partap Singh Kairon, grandson of Sardar Partap Singh Kairon were also present on the occasion.
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