Campaigns launched to fight social evils

Mandi Ahmedgarh, Punjab: Hundreds of followers of Sant Isher Singh Rare Wale vowed to launch a coordinated move against drug addiction and various other social evils, such as female foeticide and illiteracy.

The oath was taken in response to a call given by the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal during the commemoration of death anniversary of Sant Isher Singh, which concluded at Gurdwara Karamsar today.

Scores of Sikh devotees attended the three-day programme. A large number of persons were also baptised for imbibing tenets of Guru Granth Sahib. Recollecting contributions made by Sant Isher Singh and his followers, the Chief Minister said, “Besides motivating masses to live a pious life, the sect has been serving the society through various educational institutes and hospitals set up across the town.”

“The Punjab government has laid a special focus on the development of towns holding a historical significance and various religious institutions in the state to perpetuate the legacy of great religious leaders,” said the CM.

The Chief Minister also visited Bhora Sahib to seek the blessings of Baba Teja Singh. The organisers of the programme felicitated Parkash Singh Badal and presented him a memento and Siropa.

Source: The Tribune

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