Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday visited the historic Sri Harmandir Sahib, Durgiana Temple and Bhagwan Valmiki Tirath Sthal (Ram Tirath) to pay his obeisance and seek blessings for the people of Punjab.
The Chief Minister said it was a gratifying experience for him to visit the holy shrines, which were a fountainhead of peace for millions of people from around the world. Captain Amarinder Singh said that he and his colleagues wished to express their gratitude to the Almighty for their resounding victory in the recent Punjab assembly elections. Amarinder said they had come to these temples to pray for the state, and its peace and development, to which his government was fully committed.
Accompanied by his Cabinet colleagues and other Congress MLAs and MPs, the Chief Minister also visited the Jallianwala Bagh to pay his tributes to the great martyrs who sacrificed their lives at the altar of the nation’s freedom struggle. An emotional Captain said the memories of those martyrs will always remain a source of inspiration for the people of India.
Among those who accompanied the Chief Minister were the newly appointed PPCC President Sunil Jakhar, Member Parliament from Amritsar Gurjit Singh Aujla, Cabinet Ministers Manpreet Singh Badal, Rana Gurjit Singh, Navjot Singh Sidhu and Sadhu Singh Dharmsot, besides CM’s Media Advisor Raveen Thukral.
The Chief Minister, who reached Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) early in the morning, did a Parikrama of the holy shrine before offering prayers at Darbar Sahib. Captain Amarinder was honoured by the SGPC management, who presented him a Siropa (robe of honour) on the occasion.
From the Golden Temple, he went to Jallianwala Bagh and then the historic Durgiana Mandir – the abode of Goddess Durga. The Chief Minister and his colleagues later visited Sri Ram Tirath Sthal to offer prayers, before leaving for Hoshiarpur, where he was scheduled to visit a Citrus Estate and inaugurate a new tractor manufacturing facility.