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Posted on Aug 20, 10:17AM | UNI
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today lauded the contribution of the Punjabi community in the development of Haryana and announced to raise a memorial to commemorate the memory of all those members of this community who had lost their lives during partition of the country in 1947.
The Chief Minister, who was addressing a Haryana Punjabi Maha Sammelan in Faridabad, also announced to allot a three acres land to construct a community centre of Punjabi community in Faridabad.
He said that as soon as land would be available for the same it would be allotted. He said that the state government had already declared Punjabi as second language in the state. Punjabi teachers were also being posted in those schools where there were at least 10 students to study they language.
He said that members of the Punjabi community had left all that they belonged in Pakistan and came here just because of their attachment with the nation. "It is because of dint of their hard work that they have again established themselves. Their hard work has infused a sense of self confidence amongst the members of other communities", he added.