Ludhiana, 18 March: Shiromani Akali Dal President S. Sukhbir Singh Badal fulfilled his promise by constituting a Youth Development Board for the welfare of youth. This was stated by Youth Development Board Chairman and SOI National President S. Gurpreet Singh Raju Khanna at a press conference here. He said that all the members appointed in this board are young including Chairman.
Briefing about the Youth Development Board S. Gurpreet Singh Raju Khanna said that Director Sports, Punjab and Director, Youth Services, Pb. will work together with this board for the upliftment of the youth of Punjab. He said that to save youth of Punjab from drugs, Youth Development Board will uplift and strengthen youth clubs financially to organize sports tournaments and cultural events. Youth board will also launch a drive to save Punjabi culture and values. He said that board will also honour national and international players and artists who bring laurels to the state. With this youth development board will help poor rural upcoming sportspersons and artists. Board will provide them financial help and good coaching facilities so that they could play for their state and country.
S, Raju Khanna said that whole youth of Punjab with Shiromani Akal Dal President S. Sukhbir Singh Badal this was proved at a power to youth rally held at Patiala where more than one lakh students from Punjab turned. He said that students oranization of India is starting a membership drive under the instructions of S. Sukhbir Singh Badal and SOI patron S. Bikram Singh Majithia. SOI’s this membership drive will reach the villages of Punjab and committees at village level will be formed so that rural students problems could be addressed. He also said that with this poor rural students will also have a direct approach to the government.
Talking about Lok Sabha polls S. Gurpreet Singh Raj Khanna said that in the leadership of S. Sukhbir Singh Badal and Bikram Singh Majithia SOI will ensure the win of all SAD candidates. To ensure this SOI members are organizing meetings of Youth in all the cities and villages of Punjab and campaign committees are also being made at block level.
Talking about solving long-lasting problems of students S. Raju Khanna said that Punjab Government will soon bring a transport policy for students which will allow free bus pass facility in private buses also. He said that this will end a long-lasting tussle between bus operator and students.
S. Raju Khanna further said that to make Punjab healthier SOI will speed up its campaigns against drugs, social evils and environment pollution.
Youth Development Board Member & SOI Punjabi University Incharge Amit Singh Rathi,SOI Disst.Ludhiana Rural President Manpreet Talwandi,SOI Disst.Ludhiana Urban President Kanwaljit Singh,Manindwer Singh,Roda DorahaAnd Gurvir Singh were also present at the press confernce.