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Sunday, March 22, 2015

THOUSANDS PAID TRIBUTE TO JAGTESHWAR TALWANDI


Thousands of people from all walks of life today paid tributes to Mr Jagteshwar Singh Talwandi, grandson of Jathedar Jagdev Singh Talwandi and son of ex MLA Mr Ranjit Singh Talwandi, at Gurudwara Tahliana Sahib at Raikot, today. Mr Jagteshwar had passed away in a road accident near Chandigarh on March 12.
Before the Bhog and antim ardas of Jagteshwar at Gurdwara Tahliana Sahib Sahib, Raikot, Chief Minister Mr Parkash Singh Badal visited their ancestral house in village Talwandi Rai today morning. Describing Jagteshwar’s untimely death in the prime of his youth an irreparable loss to Talwandi family, the Chief Minister expressed his heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family and prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and strength to the family members to bear this unbearable loss.  
Thousands of people from all walks of life were present to pay homage to the departed soul at Gurudwara Tahliana Sahib, Raikot. Leaders of various political parties, including Shiromani Akali Dal, Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party, and representatives of various religious and social organisations paid rich tributes to Jagteshwar Singh Talwandi.
Among those who paid homage to Jagteshwar Singh Talwandi were SGPC member Mr Jagjit Singh Talwandi, Punjab Cabinet Ministers Mr Parminder Singh Dhindsa, Mr Sharanjit Singh Dhillon and Mr Tota Singh, Punjab Vidhan Sabha speaker Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, SGPC president Mr Avtar Singh Makkar, Congress MLA Kaka Randeep Singh Nabha, MP Mr Avinash Rai Khanna, MP Mr Balwinder Singh Bhunder, former MP Mr Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, besides several others.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included Chief Parliamentary Secretaries Mr Mantar Singh Brar, Sant Balbir Singh Ghunas, Chaudhry Nand Lal, MLAs Mr Manpreet Singh Ayali, Mr SR Kaler, Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, Mr Iqbal Singh Jhoonda, Mr Gurkirat Singh Kotli, Mr Gurcharan Singh Boparai, Mrs Rajwinder Kaur Nihalsinghwala, Bibi Jagir Kaur, Justice Nirmal Singh, Mr Darshan Singh Shivalik, Mr Prem Mittal, Mr Ajit Inder Singh Mofar, Mr Ranjit Singh Dhillon, Ex MLAs Mr Bikramjit Singh Khalsa, Mr Gurdeep Singh Bhaini, Mr Didar Singh Bhatti, Mr Jagjiwan Singh Khirnia, Bibi Surjit Kaur Barnala, Mr Inder Iqbal Singh Atwal, Mr Harmohinder Singh Pardhan, Mr Gaganjit Singh Barnala, former Congress leader Mr Jagmeet Singh Brar, Punjab Mandi Board chairman Mr Ajmer Singh Lakhowal, former MPs Mr Sukhdev Singh Libra, Mr Amrik Singh Aliwal, former minister Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha, Mr Malkit Singh Dakha, Mr Randhir Singh Cheema, Mr Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, Mr Hira Singh Gabria, Mr Malkit Singh Birmi, Capt Balbir Singh Bath, Mr Jagdev Singh Tajpuri, Mr Baldev Singh Mann, Mrs Kuldeep Kaur Tohra, SGPC members Mr Kewal Singh Badal, Bhai Gurcharan Singh Grewal, Mr Harsurinder Singh Gill, Bhai Amarjit Singh Chawla, Mr Raghbir Singh Saharanmajra, former president Punjabi Sahit Akademi Prof Gurbhajan Singh Gill, Ludhiana Mayor Mr Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria, Verka Milk Plant chairman Mr Ajmer Singh Bhagpur, former president Raikot Municipal Council Mr Amandeep Singh Gill, Mr Prabhjot Singh Dhaliwal, Deputy Commissioner Ludhiana Mr Rajat Agarwal, and top officials of various government departments.