Ludhiana, Dec 29, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and the Guru Anagd Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) units of Atam Pargas Social Welfare Council paid tributes to the martyrs of the farmers’ agitation today and sensitized the academia to ensure self- sustenance of the families of the martyrs.
In his address, Dr Inderjeet Singh, Vice-Chancellor, GADVASU, who was the chief guest, lauded the Atam Pargas Social Welfare Council for working for the welfare of the families of the martyrs of farmers’ agitation. The farmers’ protest was non-violent and it is important to lend support to their families with faith that the entire society stands by them, he added. Both PAU and GADVASU are committed to the welfare of the farming community, he said.
Former Vice-Chancellor of PAU Dr Manjit Singh Kang, while appreciating the efforts of the organizers, said the farmers’ protest brought the farmers of Punjab and Haryana together under one roof.
Dr Nachhatar Singh Malhi, Director of the Council and Former Vice-Chancellor, Guru Kashi University, Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda, said the farmers’ protest was a victory of democracy. Talking about the activities of the Council, he said the winning of the long battle against farm laws speaks of the laurels won by the farmers in this corporate world.
Dr Balwinder Singh, Former Director of Research; and Dr Ajmer Singh Dhatt, Director of Research, PAU, also extended support to the families of the martyrs.
Dr Varinderpal Singh, Senior Soil Scientist and the keynote speaker, said the farmers’ protest was a testimony to the strength of the farming community of India. The society should come forward to make the families of martyrs self-reliant, he added.
Earlier Dr (Mrs) RK Dhaliwal, Director Students’ Welfare, PAU welcomed the guests, farmers and their families.
Later, Dr Satyavan Rajpal, Director Students’ Welfare, GADVASU, proposed a vote of thanks.