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Chandigarh: Punjab Freedom Fighters and Defence Services Welfare Minister S. Chetan Singh Jauramajra, on Wednesday, visited the residences of freedom fighters of district Patiala as part of the first-of-its-kind dedicated campaign to reach the homes of the heroes of India's independence struggle, and paid his respects to the unwavering heroes who valiantly contributed to India's struggle for independence.

The Minister's itinerary included meetings with the freedom fighters S. Tara Singh and S. Kashmir Singh of village Shambhu Kalan, S. Sewa Singh and S. Kashmir Singh of village Suhron, S. Charan Singh of village Village Shahpur Rayian, S. Harjant Singh and S. Gurcharan Singh of village Alampur, S. Karnail Singh and S. Avtar Singh of Rajpura in the district of Patiala.

The Cabinet Minister was accompanied by MLA Ghanaur Mr. Gurlal Ghanaur, MLA Rajpura Ms. Neena Mittal, Ms. Simranjit Kaur Pathanmajra wife of MLA Sanaur S. Harmeet Singh Pathanmajra and officials of district administration.

Expressing deep reverence for the indomitable spirit of these freedom fighters, S. Chetan Singh Jauramajra emphasized that their sacrifices continue to be a source of pride for Punjab. Their unwavering dedication and contributions have firmly established the Punjabis as notable figures in the annals of India's freedom struggle.

While acknowledging that no tribute can truly encompass the sacrifices they made, the Freedom Fighters Welfare Minister affirmed Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Mann led Punjab Government's commitment to honouring them.

The Cabinet Minister said that compying to the directions of Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Mann, he is visiting to the homes of all the freedom fighters of the state and meeting them.

S. Chetan Singh Jauramajra highlighted a momentous decision taken by Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Mann led government. The Cabinet Minister said that the state government has increased pension of freedom fighters from Rs.9400 to Rs.11000 per month from August 1, 2023.

He said that this decision will directly benefit a total of 545 beneficiaries, including freedom fighters themselves, widows of deceased freedom fighters or their unmarried and unemployed daughters and sons. This move is a testament to the government's dedication to recognizing and appreciating the sacrifices made by these freedom fighters, ensuring that their legacy lives on in the hearts and minds of all Punjabis, he added.

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