Punjab all set to hold sangat darshans for expats

Monday 08th December 2014 09:16 EST

Chandigarh: Taking a unique initiative, the Punjab government has decided to hold three Sangat Darshans for Indian origin people in Moga, Jalandhar and Ludhiana to redress their grievances.

Disclosing this, Punjab NRI affairs minister Jathedar Tota Singh said that chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal would preside over these sangat darshans, which were being held at Moga (28th December), Jalandhar (16th January, 2015) and Ludhiana (17th January, 2015). He further said that NRIs belonging to Moga, Ferozepur, Fazilka, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Bathinda, Mansa and Barnala districts were being invited for Moga Sangat Darshan, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur, Amritsar, Tarntaran, Gurdaspur and Pathankot districts for Jalandhar and Ludhiana, SBS Nagar, Rupnagar, SAS Nagar, Patiala, Sri Fatehgarh Sahib and Sangrur for Ludhiana Sangat darshan.

He said that to facilitate maximum number of NRIs to get resolved their problems or complaints, entire state has been divided in to three parts. He said that an email [email protected] has been created to receive the complaints of NRIs well in advance by 15th December, 2014, so that required information or action could be taken and concerned officers should remain available on the occasion. He appealed the participating NRIs to bring their passports/OCI/PIO/NRP cards as their identity proofs.

The NRI affairs minister said that our government was committed to strengthen the bond with Punjabis living across the globe besides making them a partner in state’s overall development. Meanwhile, Sanjay Kumar, principal secretary, NRI affairs, reviewed the required arrangements for successful conduct of these NRI Sangat Darshans with Deputy Commissioners of Moga, Jalandhar and Ludhiana district through video-conferencing. He directed them to ensure the availability of concerned officers so that the participating NRIs shouldn’t face any problem and actual status of their complaints could be put before the Chief Minister and NRI affairs minister.

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