Charanjit Singh Channi inaugurates the statue of Baba Maharaj Singh Ji at Rabbon Uchi village

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Thursday unveiled the statue of legendary Sikh revolutionary Baba Maharaj Singh Ji, the first martyr of Jang-E-Azadi, in Rabbon Uchi village in Ludhiana district. Later he also paid homage to Gurdwara Damdama Sahib in the village. CM Channi was accompanied by MP Fatehgarh Sahib Dr Amar Singh, MP Payal Lakhbir Singh Lakha, President Zila Parishad Yadwinder Singh Jandiali as well as Deputy Commissioner Ludhiana Varinder Kumar Sharma and several others. on the occasion, CM Channi declared that Baba Maharaj Singh led an anti-British movement in Punjab after the First Anglo-Sikh War and urged the people to strive for the unity and integrity of the nation and to follow the path forged by the first Sikh martyr in the struggle for independence. Emphasizing further, CM Channi said that Baba Maharaj Singh Ji was a great patriot who sacrificed his life for the freedom of the country.

He said that attempts were made to present the revolt of 1857 as the start of the country’s freedom movement, but history has proven that Baba Maharaj Singh began the struggle for independence just as he was attempting to free the last Sikh ruler Maharaja Dalip. Singh from the clutches of the British. But, the British were informed of the plans drawn up by Baba Maharaj Singh in concert with his comrades and imprisoned and sent him to Singapore where he suffered countless trials and was martyred on July 5, 1856, he said. added. After paying tribute to Gurdwara Damdama Sahib, CM Channi also honored religious figures with certificates of appreciation for the work they did during the Covid 19 pandemic. On the way back to the helipad, CM saw a group of villagers standing along the road. Signaling his cavalcade to stop for a while, the Chief Minister interacted with residents to listen to their grievances and assured them of his speedy resolution to their satisfaction.

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