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Shower of petals, memories of Punjab’s valour as Channi marks 1st R-Day as CM in Jalandhar

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi hoisted the national flag at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium in Jalandhar to celebrate the 73rd Republic Day Wednesday.

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Jalandhar: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi hoisted the national flag at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium in Jalandhar to celebrate the 73rd Republic Day Wednesday.

In his speech, Channi spoke of the many sacrifices made by the people of Punjab during India’s struggle for freedom. He also invoked B.R. Ambedkar, the father of the Indian Constitution.

“In the struggle for freedom, people of Punjab made the most sacrifices. I can’t name all of them in such little time, but to name a few… Shaheed Bhagat Singh ji, Shaheed Sukhdev ji, Lala Lajpat Rai ji, Shaheed Udham Singh ji, Kartar Singh ji, Madan Lal Dhingra ji, Diwan Singh Kale Pani… and hundreds more laid down their lives for the freedom of this nation,” he said.

“The dream of the freedom fighters was that India be free of poverty, illiteracy, discrimination and there’d be equality in the society. After Independence, Punjab also endured the wounds inflicted by Partition,” he added.

CM Channi salutes the parade | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi at the Republic Day parade in Jalandhar | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
CM Channi hoists national flag | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi hoists the national flag | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
It was the first time Channi hoisted the flag | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi unfurls the Tricolour during Republic Day celebrations | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Drones were flying at the Republic Day Parade | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Drones at the Republic Day Parade in Jalandhar | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Charanjit Singh Channi at the Republic Day function | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi at the Republic Day function | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
CM Channi at the stadium in Jalandhar | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
CM Channi at the R-Day function in Jalandhar | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Channi at Repub;ic Day Parade | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
CM Channi at the Republic Day function | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
CM Channi arrives at Republic Day function | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
CM Channi arrives at the Republic Day function | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
On the right newly appointed IPS officer Jasroop Batth poses for a picture after getting a medal and certificate | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Newly appointed IPS officer Jasroop Batth (right) poses for a picture with other women officers | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Aawardee gives speech receiving certificate | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
A woman poses for a photo at the dais | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
CM Channi gives away certificate of merit | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
CM Charanjit Singh Channi presents certificate of merit to a student | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

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