Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday gave a clarion call to the people to follow the path shown by Guru Ravidass to wipe out various social maladies prevalent in the society.
Mann, addressing the gathering before flagging off a Shobha Yatra to mark the parkash utsav of Guru Ravidass, said that the Guru’s bani is a lighthouse for the entire humanity. “Sri Guru Ravidass ji had shown the path of humanity to the entire world….This bani can play a pivotal role in the emancipating the society for the various problems being confronted by it,” he said.
He said that following on the footsteps of Sri Guru Ravidass, the State Government is making strenuous efforts for carving out an egalitarian society.
“It is matter of great pride for me that I participates in various events related to great Gurus, martyrs, saints and seers. However, I am surprised to note that at most of such places, I am welcomed by saying that I am the first Chief Minister to be part of this event,” said Mann, adding that those leaders, who didn’t even have time to participate in such events, have been now shown a door by the people.
The Chief Minister bemoaned that unfortunately those who had been in power in the state earlier had mercilessly plundered the people for their vested political interests. “Even the funds meant for welfare of poor students under Post Matric scholarship scheme were robbed,” said Mann, declaring that every single penny looted by these leaders will be recovered from them.