Recognizing the outstanding contribution and stupendous services rendered by our freedom fighters and their families during the country’s freedom struggle, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday approved to give due representation to their children and grand children in the various district level committees.
Badal gave his nod to the proposal mooted by the Secretary, Freedom Fighters, realizing the problem of ageing and fragile health amongst the freedom fighters, as nearly 500 of them had already crossed the age of 85 and were unable to represent themselves on these committees. Henceforth, the state government has now decided to give due representation to the children and grand children of the freedom fighters in their place to obviate them form the hardships due to old age.
The Chief Minister also agreed to give due representation to the children and grand children of the freedom fighters in the different district grievances committees and boards, as majority of them in the age of 45 to 65 years were matured enough to raise the issues relating to the welfare of freedom fighters on one hand and to safeguard their rights on the other.
The Chief Minister also approved the proposal to extend the free traveling facility in the state-run AC Buses to the freedom fighters and their legal heirs.