JALANDHAR: Former Agriculture Minister of Punjab Master Gurbanta Singh was paid wealthy tributes on his forty first dying anniversary at his native village Dhaliwal at present. On this event, his son MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary and grandsons Kartarpur MLA Surinder Singh Chaudhary and former Punjab Youth Congress chief Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary held an akhand path.
Describing Master Gurbanta Singh as a messiah of the marginalised and downtrodden, MP Chaudhary said that Late Master Gurbanta Singh was referred to as a terrific social reformer, educationist, in a position administrator and the tallest Dalit chief of Punjab.
Former Minister and Markfed chairman Amarjit Singh Samra highlighted Master Gurbanta Singh’s contribution in bringing Green Revolution. He mentioned that it was throughout his tenure as an agriculture minister in Partap Singh Kairon’s authorities that the inspiration of Green Revolution was laid with the institution of Punjab Agricultural University and different establishments.
Former Minister, MP and Punjab State Board of Technical Education & Industrial Training chairman Mohinder Singh Kaypee mentioned that Master Gurbanta Singh began his political profession in 1932, when the society was badly gripped by the evil of casteism, including that he alongside together with his associates Babu Mangoo Ram and others began a revolutionary tirade towards these divisive forces below the aegis of Ad-dharam Mandal, Jalandhar and led a historic wrestle for eradication of untouchability and inequality from our society.
Master Gurbanta Singh was first elected to the Assembly of United Punjab in 1945 and remained a member until 1977. He was so standard amongst the people who he was declared elected unopposed in 1972 Vidhan Sabha Elections. He remained within the Council of Ministers of Khizar Hayyat Khan Tiwana Government earlier than Partition, then in S. Partap Singh Kairon and Giani Zail Singh Governments throughout which he held numerous portfolios. He received abolished the regulation which debarred the S.C. group from buying land of their identify referred to as ‘Mutation Land Act’. He labored to get authorities’s vacant lands allotted to the members of the SCs, to appoint SC Nambardar in each village, for association of stipends and scholarships for SC Students in colleges and schools, reservation in service for employment and promotion for SCs, loans on nominal curiosity to buy land and set up small scale industries and made regulation for the SCs to have share within the joint pool for village frequent land.
In addition to this, he additionally opened innumerable colleges and schools within the Doaba area that are catering not solely to the SCs however to college students of all castes and creeds.
Jalandhar MLAs Bawa Henry, Sushil Rinku and Rajinder Beri, PUNSUP Chairman Tejinder Singh Bittu, Mayor Jagdish Raj Raja, Retired DGP DR Bhatti, Jalandhar Police Commissioner Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, Jalandhar Municipal Corporation Commissioner Karnesh Sharma, Jalandhar Rural SSP Sandeep Garg, Jalandhar Senior Deputy Mayor Surinder Kaur, Zila Parishad Chairperson Surjit Kaur, Zila Parishad Members Surjeet Singh Pehelwan and Harmesh Lal, Jalandhar (Urban) Congress President Baldev Singh Dev, Jalandhar (Rural) President Sukhjinder Singh Lally, BDPO Rampal Rana, Block Samiti Phillaur Chairman Davinder Singh Lasara, Goraya Market Committee Chairman Dara Singh Rai, Goraya Municipal Council President Kamaldeep Singh Bittu, Rurka Kalan Block Panchayat Samiti Chairperson Harjinder Kaur and Rurka Kalan Block Congress President Rakesh Duggal have been amongst these current on the event.