CM SHOULD HAVE VISITED MALERKOTLA
AFTER 317 YEARS OF MARTYRDOM OF CHHOTE SAHIBZADAS IT’S TIME TO PAY GRATITUDE TO NAWAB SHER MOHAMAD KHAN
While I sincerely appreciate the up gradation of Malerkotla as the 23rd District of Punjab and I congratulate the people of erstwhile princely State of Malerkotla for this happy occasion. But I wonder why the Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh could not be physically present at Malerkotla to inaugurate the 23rd District of Punjab; which was certainly a historic occasion for the people of Malerkota.
To upgrade Malerkotla from a Subdivision Headquarter to 23rd District of Punjab was unique in the sense, because the gesture was a great tribute to late Nawab Sher Mohamad Khan in acknowledgement of his appropriate gesticulation and a poignant call for justice at a crucial time when two younger sons of Guru Gobind Singh ji, Sahibzada Fateh Singh ji (7) and Sahibzada Zorawar Singh (9) were being tortured and later bricked alive by Nawab Wazeed Khan of Sirhind in December 1704 .
Sublime sense of history demands that CM should have personally gone to Malerkotla to express the magnificent gratitude to the late Nawab Sher Mohamad Khan and the people of Malerkotla after 317 years. One can understand the constraints of the Chief Minister; if he is physically immobile due to some serious infirmity. God willing if that’s not so and the CM is fit and fine then may be lack of compassion and grace, he missed the solemn occasion and great opportunity; which could otherwise make a great history in modern times.
The Chief Minister in his ‘virtual’ address on the occasion has announced quite a few ambitious projects for the newly carved out District. But I’m of the humble view that the Chief Minister has virtually befooled the public on an announcement of setting up a Medical College at Malerkotla in the absence of any kind of clearance from the NMC (National Medical Council of India) and also without making any budgetary provisions in the State budget.
Whereas his Government has failed miserably to start MBBS courses at Govt. Medical College, SAS Nagar (Mohali) for more than four years, despite the fact that a Director Principal has been appointed for the Medical College for quite some time but unfortunately no headway.
The Chief Minister has made similar announcements earlier to set up Medical colleges for Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala and Pathankot but nothing happened so far on the ground, except bare emptiness. The Ministers for Medical Education and Minister for Higher Education should also have graced the occasion with their presence to accord r importance to the major projects announced by the Chief Minister, which falls under the domains of their respective portfolios.