JATHEDAR AKAL TAKHT GIANI GURBACHAN SINGH CALLS ON CM CAPT AMRINDER SINGH
Patiala, July 29 (PunjabUpdate.com)-A group of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs, led by Sukhpal Khaira and HS Phoolka met Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday to condole the death of his mother Rajmata Mohinder Kaur.
The duo, along with Pirmal Singh Dhaula (Badhaur), Jagtar Singh Jagga (Raikot) and Kulwant Singh (Mahalkalan), met Captain Amarinder and other members of the family at the New Moti Bagh Palace in the evening. They expressed their heartfelt condolences on the demise of Rajmata and recalled her “great” contribution, post partition and later in her political and social life.
Earlier in the day, several other dignitaries, industrialists and others also met the Chief Minister to convey their sympathies on the demise of the Rajmata, who endeared herself to many hearts with her philanthropic activities, along with her political acumen.
Among those who called on Captain Amarinder were Akal Takht Sahib Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh and his predecessors, Giani Puran Singh and Joginder Singh Vedanti. Jathedar Gurbachan Singh expressed his sympathies on the demise of Rajmata and performed Ardas for the departed soul and presented siropas to the Chief Minister and his family members.
A group of senior ex-army officers, including Gen. RS Sujlana, Gen. BS Thakar, Gen. Sarabh Dhillon, Gen. Chetwinder and Gen. Tarlochan Singh, GOC 1st Armoured Division and Maj Gen Sandeep, also called on the Chief Minister. Several Congress leaders, including Kewal Singh Dhillon, Pratap Singh Bajwa and Fateh Bajwa also called met Capt. Amarinder Singh.
The evening saw Shabad Kirtan reverberate in the palace, where Rajmata’s Antim Ardas will be held on Sunday afternoon. According to an official spokesperson, the Antim Ardas and Bhog ceremony will mark the culmination of the religious ceremonies to pray for the departed soul.
It may be recalled that Rajmata had passed away on Monday evening after a prolonged illness.