CONDEMNS BARBARIC TERROR ATTACK IN PULWAMA
SAYS ATTACK WOULD HAVE NO IMPACT ON KARTARPUR SAHIB CORRIDOR
Rurka Kalan (Jalandhar), February 17, 2019: In a bid to reform jail inmates by indulging them in sporting activities, Jail Minister Punjab Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa today said the Punjab government was mulling to start inter-jail sports tournaments in the state.
The Minister, who was here to preside over a Kabaddi tournament, said that sports could act as a catalyst in transforming the personality of an individual. He said that the state government was exploring the feasibility of organizing inter-jail sports tournaments in Punjab with a view of to channelize the energy of inmates in a positive direction. Randhawa said that it would help in reforming the jail inmates on one hand and eliminating drug menace on the other.
The Minister said that under this scheme the NRI brethren, who were already playing a major role in the promotion of sports, would also be roped in. He said that NRIs would be asked to adopt jails across the state and promote sports in them, so as to transform the jail inmates. Randhawa said that the state government led by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh was committed for giving a major boost to sporting activity in the region.
Interacting with the media persons, the Minister, while condemning the barbaric attack on CRPF officials at Pulwama, said that the Government of India must give a befitting reply to the perpetrators of this heinous act. He said that it was the high time when forces behind this shameless act must be taught an exemplary lesson adding that this was an attack on the sovereignty of the country and was completely intolerable. Randhawa also recalled that late Prime Minister Mrs Indira Gandhi had taught Pakistan a lesson for such heinous crime by dividing it into Pakistan and Bangladesh.
However, the Minister said that the attack would have no impact on the construction of Kartarpur Sahib corridor. He said that the decision to construct this corridor has been taken by the two national government while respecting the sentiments of the entire Sikh community. Randhawa said that the state government would soon start the work on the construction of this corridor.
In his address, the Minister paid tributes to the great freedom fighters from the Doaba region, who played a key role in making country free from clutches of British imperialism. He also lauded the role of NRIs in the promotion of sporting activities in the region. Randhawa also announced a grant of Rs 10 lakh for the Sports Academy.
On the occasion, Sub Divisional Magistrate Varinder Pal Singh Bajwa, Deputy Superintendents of Police AS Chahal and Balbir Singh, Vishal Kaushal, Sukhjinder Singh USA , Jatinder pal Singh Kuki, Vipin chausar, Tarun legal and others.