Farmer union activist Balbir Singh Rajewal honoured
t4unews Sahnewal, The Sahnewal Nagar Council, along with Gurdwara Reru Sahib Committee and Kar Sewa Samudaye, today honoured farmer union activist Balbir Singh Rajewal. It was garlands, sweets and victory
The Sahnewal Nagar Council, along with Gurdwara Reru Sahib Committee and Kar Sewa Samudaye, today honoured farmer union activist Balbir Singh Rajewal. It was garlands, sweets and victory slogans all the way for Rajewal as triumphant farmers returned home from Delhi borders after one year.
Farmers of all villages in and around Doraha and Sahnewal gathered to accord them a rousing welcome.
Nagar Council chief Sukhjit Singh Hara, Baba Major Singh, Pal Singh Grewal, Satwinder Bitti, Ramesh Kumar Pappu, Ravneet Singh, Shamsher Singh, Avtar Singh, Harpreet Singh, Parshotam Singh, Pushpinder Singh, Rajdeep Singh, Manjinder Singh Bhola, Malkeet Singh Mika and Parminder Singh Hara were among those, who gave a rousing welcome to farmers.
Rajewal and victorious farmers thanked residents of Sahnewal and surrounding villages, who stood by the farming community at all times, come what may.
"Residents collected money by visiting farmers door-to-door and encouraged those involved in the struggle. As soon as they got any call from the border expressing concern over withering finances, they immediately gathered in village gurdwara to plan the future course of action and the means to generate funds for the campaign," said Rajewal while speaking on the occasion.
Recalling sacrifices made by farmers, Rajewal said, "Debt-ridden farmers passed through real tough times. On one hand the load of debt weighed heavy on their minds while on the other the urgency to continue the struggle launched for righteousness and survival, had begun to take a toll on their lives. Notwithstanding, farmers kept their spirits up and were ready to break rather than bend."
"Each one contributed according to his capacity. The women too contributed their share to a considerable extent. It was not an individual struggle any more. We are proud that the whole farming as well as non-farming community stood by us both morally as well as financially," he added.
"It is no less than a second struggle for independence. Our unflinching resistance against oppressive designs of the government ultimately got us victory. It is the victory of the common man, who would have been adversely affected by the three contentious farm laws," he said.
"But we are happy and satisfied that the sacrifice of thousands of our daring warriors, who braved the struggle and gave their lives, has not gone in vain. Their families, relatives, village and in fact the whole of Punjab will always remain indebted to them for the selfless sacrifice for a collective cause."
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