Punjab Chief minister Bhagwant Mann flags off a train, carrying devotees to Shri Guru Ravidas Dham in Varanasi for the birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Ravidas, in Jalandhar on Thursday

category Regional, jalandhar, , tags Regional, jalandhar, , DW BUREAU Jalandhar Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday vowed to work to ameliorate the woes of weaker and underprivileged sections of society in consonance with the teachings of Guru Ravidass. Addressing a gathering before flagging off a train of pilgrims from here to Varanasi to celebrate the Parkash Purab of Guru Ravidass, the Chief Minister, after taking blessings from head of Dera Ballan Sant Baba Niranjan Dass, said the government is duty bound to ensure the wellbeing of the poor. Mann said that with the blessings of Guru Ravidass his government had been voted to power with a thumping majority. He said no stone would be left unturned to ensure the wellbeing of the poorest of poor. The Chief Minister said Guru Ravidass gave the message of welfare of entire humanity, equality of all the sections of society, creating a society based on egalitarian values. He said Guru Ravidass laid out the concept of such an ideal society where nobody undergoes suffering of any kind. Mann said his government is committed to carving out a society based on the teachings and philosophy of Guru Ravidass. The Chief Minister also lauded the role being played by Dera Ballan in the social and economic wellbeing of the masses. Apart from connecting people with the teachings and philosophy of Guru Ravidass, the sect has always remained instrumental in imparting quality education and health services to the needy and underprivileged sections of society. Mann also lauded the philanthropic services rendered by the sect. The Chief Minister said that the life and teachings of Sri Guru Ravidass ji continue to guide humanity towards carving an egalitarian society. He said that Sri Guru Ravidass ji was a great spiritual ambassador and messiah of the poor and unprivileged sections of the society taught us to lead a virtuous and noble life. He said that this Parkash Utsav is an occasion to rededicate ourselves to the task of creating a society where every human being leads a life with self respect and dignity regardless of any discrimination. The Chief Minister said that after assuming the charge of his office, he had issued instructions that only the pictures of Shaheed Bhagat Singh and Baba Sahib Dr. BR Ambedkar must be installed in all the government offices. He said that this step was as a mark of respect to Shaheed Bhagat Singh- the legendary freedom fighter who freed the country from foreign rule and Baba Sahib Ambedkar- who framed the constitution to secure equal rights for all. Bhagwant Mann said that his government is committed to realize the dreams of both these great national leaders. The Chief Minister said that as per the ideology of Baba Sahib Ambedkar the state government is empowering the weaker sections of society by imparting quality education to them. He said that Schools of Eminence will realize the dreams of Baba Sahib by grooming the poor but bright students for a prosperous future. Bhagwant Mann also urged the pilgrims to pray for the peace, progress and prosperity of the state and the holy city of Benaras adding that with the blessings of Sri Guru Ravidass ji a new, vibrant and progressive Punjab will soon be carved out by the state government. (editor dailyworld.in)


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