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CHANDIGARH, (Aditi): Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has refused the request of Editor-in-Chief, Daily Ajit, Dr. Barjinder Singh Hamdard to relieve him as Member Secretary of the Jang-e-Azadi Memorial Foundation and Chairperson of its Executive Committee.

Pointing out that the Jang-e-Azadi Museum was not just an important project for the State Government but the labour of love of Dr Hamdard, the Chief Minister has urged him to continue in these positions to ensure the successful completion of this prestigious project.

In a letter to the Editor-in-Chief, the Chief Minister said that he always held Dr. Hamdard in high regard not only because of their long-standing personal association and friendship but because of his strong commitment to Punjab and the welfare of its people.

‘You have so admirably led the project right from its inception with great devotion and commitment. Fortunately, we are now close to completion of all the phases of this historic project that encapsulates the history of Punjab’s contribution in India’s freedom struggle’, said Captain Amarinder Singh.

Expressing the confidence that the last phase of the project would also be commissioned soon, once the state has overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chief Minister said the meeting of the Foundation had to be unfortunately postponed at short notice due to certain other engagements and once due to his ill-health. The Chief Minister said that he had asked his office to reschedule the meeting at a date of mutual convenience to take forward the project expeditiously.

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