CHANDIGARH: On Friday, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann led the Vidhan Sabha in paying tribute to notable individuals who had gone away during the Assembly’s previous session, including politicians, freedom activists, and famed Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala.
On the first day of the budget session, the House paid respects to former MLAs Sukhdev Singh Sukhladhi and Shingara Ram Sahungra as well as former ministers Hardipinder Singh Badal and Jathedar Tota Singh.
The House also paid tribute to the freedom fighters Tara Singh, Swarn Singh, Crora Singh, and Sukhraj Singh Sandhawalia, who were crucial in releasing the country from British rule.
The House also honoured Hari Chand, an athlete who won the Arjun Award and distinguished himself for his country in athletics, as well as mountaineer Gurcharan Singh Bhangu, who received the coveted Arjun Award in 1965 for conquering Mount Everest.
Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, better known by his stage name Sidhu Moosewala, a well-known Punjabi musician who has carved out a space for himself in the vast area of music and entertainment, was also honoured by the House. Additionally, the legislative assembly honoured Principal Surinder Singh, a well-known Sikh leader. During the obituary references, a respectful two-minute period of silence was held in honour of the deceased.