Jalandhar, 7 February : Shiromani Akali Dal President, Deputy Chief Minister Punjab, Sukhbir Singh Badal while participating in ‘Shobha Yatra’ taken out here today to mark 632nd birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas greeted the people of state and extend to them his good wishes. He said that the teachings of Guru Ravidas were of great importance in today world to attain social, mental and spiritual harmony.
Mr. Badal said that Guru Ravidass was a great saint, social activist and philosopher. He said that Guru Ravidas led a life of faith and devotion and we should follow his teachings to get rid of sins. "Guru Ravidas’s life was dedicated to the cause of the poor, irrespective of caste, creed and religion. We should follow their teachings to create a humane and just society. Especially, there is the need of hour that our youngsters should have attachment with religious teaching and drop sins like drugs and follow the path of development", says Sukhbir Singh Badal.
Mr. Badal told that state government is trying its best for the welfare of underprivileged following the teachings of great Gurus like Guru Ravidas. He said that schemes like Shagun Scheme, Atta-Dal, Pension etc. were part of it besides SAD-BJP government is focusing on overall development of state. Among others Revenue and Rehabilitation Minister Ajit Singh Kohar, Technical Education Minister Chaudhary Swarna Ram, MLA Avinash Chander, Jagbir Singh Brar, SAD Candidate for Jalandhar Lok Sabha seat Hans Raj Hans and Chairman Schedule Caste & Land development Board Pawan Tinu participated along with Mr. Badal in Shobha Yatra, which was started from Guru Ravidas Chowk.
Later Mr. Badal also participated in Shobha Yatras at Phagwara and Ludhiana.