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Title: Rich Tributes paid to Mrs Surinder Kaur Badal by noted National political leaders and religious personalities
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CM Expresses gratitude for sharing family’s grief Malout -Glowing tributes were paid to Mrs Surinder Kaur Badal, the wife of Punjab Chie...
CM Expresses gratitude for sharing family’s grief

Malout-Glowing tributes were paid to Mrs Surinder Kaur Badal, the wife of Punjab Chief Minister Mr Parkash Singh Badal and the mother of Deputy Chief Minister Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal by the eminent national political leaders and religious personalities at the Bhog and antim ardaas ceremony organised here today at the New grain market.

Thousands of people from across the state have converged at the venue of bhog ceremony since morning to pay homage to Mrs Badal. Besides scores of regional leaders of various political parties, Cabinet Ministers, Chief Parliamentary Secretaries, top brass of the state civil and Police administration, party workers of SAD-BJP and the members of the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) also attended the bhog and antim ardaas of Mrs Badal.

Expressing gratitude to the people for sharing the grief in this hour of crisis, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr Parkash Singh Badal said that he on the behalf of Badal family was highly indebted to each one of you present here for showing a sense of belonginess and generosity. He said, “It was not only a personal loss to the family but also to the region and its people with whom my wife shared emotional ties since long for ensuring its overall development and their well being”.

Mr Badal profusely thanked the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh who along with his wife shared his heart felt condolences telephonically with him and his family immediately after hearing about the sad demise of Mrs Badal. He also appreciated benevolent gesture of several leaders of national stature, who expressed sympathies with the family cutting across the political affiliations.

Paying tributes to Mrs Surinder Kaur Badal, the former Deputy Prime Minister Mr LK Advani recalled his ties with the Badal family since the formation of Bharatiya Jan Sangh under the leadership of Dr Shayama Prasad Mukherjee and later BJP and now the SAD being one of its the most trustworthy and strongest ally of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Mr Advani asked the people to take a vow to eradicate the menace of female foeticide from Punjab as a real tribute to Mrs Badal and also lauded the efforts of Member Parliament Mrs Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who had already launched a crusade against it and positive results were forthcoming.

In his address to offer tributes to Mrs Badal, the former BJP National President and Ex Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mr Rajnath Singh said she was a multi-faceted personality with the qualities of head and heart. He said Mrs Badal throughout remained a source of inspiration behind Mr Parkash Singh Badal’s successful political career who steered the state as Chief Minister for four terms

Leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha Mrs Sushma Swaraj said that Mrs Badal was a unique example of womanhood who strived hard for the empowerment of women and played a significant role in championing the cause of women, especially in the rural sector. She said Mrs Badal’s apt handling of domestic affairs gave an opportunity to Mr Badal to emerge as the tallest political figure on the national arena, for which he was even today respected by one and all for his rare political acumen and statesmanship.

Paying homage to Mrs Badal, the Gujrat Chief Minister Mr Narinder Kumar Modi described her as a moving spirit for Mr Parkash Singh Badal’s dynamic political personality and her son Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal’s tremendous abilities and capabilities which had put Punjab in the high orbit of growth and development.

Former Haryana Chief Minister and President of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) Mr Om Parkash Chautala in his tributes to Mrs Badal said that her immense contribution at the domestic front had enabled the Punjab Chief Minister Mr Parkash Singh Badal to achieve glory in political circles because he could exclusively devote himself to the overall development of state and for the welfare of its people, especially the peasantry. Without mincing any words Mr Chautala said politics was a whole time job and Mr Badal had done justice to it only due to the sheer dedication and motivation of his wife.

Former Member Parliament and Member of Working Committee of All India Congress Committee Mr Jagmeet Singh Brar recalled his affinity with Mrs Badal, who was just like a mother to him and said she was a perfect blend of love, compassion and faith. Mr Brar said that her contribution as a life partner in political life of Mr Badal was remarkable. He quoted, “Race is known by the womenhood”, which goes well with Mrs Badal’s charismatic personality.

In his homage to Mrs Badal the President Lok Bhalai Party and former Union Minister Mr Balwant Singh Ramoowalia said that the real tribute to her would be to ban the extravagant marriages in the state.

Member of National Executive of Communist Party of India Dr Joginder Dayal in his address paid to tributes Mrs Surinder Kaur Badal said that all of us should take a solemn pledge to do away with the social evil of female foeticide which was a slur on the Punjab’s rich cultural legacy.

While paying tributes to Mrs Badal the Managing Editor of the Ajit group of Newspapers Dr Barjinder Singh Hamdard said that she was an icon of Punjab, Punjabi and Punjabiyat as she always stood against the social maladies like dowry and female foeticide.

In his address Giani Gurbachan Singh the Jathedar Sri Akal Takht Sahib said Sardarni Surinder Kaur Badal was a perfect daughter, an accomplished wife and a caring mother who personified the concept of women hood in the right earnest.

Paying homage to Mrs Badal, the Head of Damdami Taksal Baba Harnaam Singh Dhumma said she motivated the people to organise community kitchen (Langar) at Sri Darbar Sahib and Kirtan Darbars in Punjab and other parts of country to propagate the basic tenets of sikhism amongst them especially the common masses.

Earlier Bhai Lakhwinder Singh, Bhai Harjinder Singh Srinagar Waale, Bhai Joginder Singh Riar and Bhai Ravinder Singh performed the gurbani kirtan and the antim ardas was performed by Bhai Kulwinder Singh.

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