Punjab govt to hold state-level function on Jathedar Tohra’s death anniversary on April 1

Chandigarh: The Punjab government has decided to commemorate the 13th death anniversary of eminent Sikh scholar and panthic leader Jathedar Gurcharan Singh Tohra with a state-level function at his native village Tohra in Patiala district on April 1, 2017.

Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered the necessary arrangements to be made for organizing the commemorative event as a mark of respect to the legendary Sikh leader.

Since the Chief Minister has some prior pressing official engagements on the day, he has deputed his cabinet colleague Sadhu Singh Dharamsot to attend the function, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said here on Tuesday.

The spokesperson disclosed that the Chief Minister had given the approval on the proposal to mark Jathedar Tohra’s anniversary with a state-level function this morning and had directed the concerned officials to make arrangements for the event befitting the occasion.

The Chief Minister regretted his inability to attend the function due to pre-scheduled engagements. Recalling his personal ties with Jathedar Tohra during his political career spanning over three decades, Captain Amarinder said the iconic Sikh leader would always be remembered for propagating the concept of value-based politics in public life.