Chandigarh, August 13: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal would honour 34 eminent personalities from different walks of life with State Award for their outstanding contribution on the occasion of the State level function of 66th Independence Day at Patiala. Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that five persons namely Rajender Kumar Verma, Simarjit Singh, Baljinder Singh, Jasvir Singh and Bhupinder Singh Sandhu would be bestowed upon the state awards for exemplary bravery shown by them on different occasions.
Likewise, Balwinder Singh Bhinder, Parkash Chand Kumar, Bhan Singh Jassi, Dr. Sukhwinder Dass and Dr.Rashmi Vij would be conferred with state award for superb services rendered by them in the field of social service. As many as 17 persons would be honoured with state awards for the excellent services rendered by them in their respective learned professions. These recipients included Sukhpal Singh, Dr. Harminder Singh Sekhon, Major Manmohan Singh Verka, Pritpal Singh, Pardeep Gandhi, Naib Subedar Parmjit Singh, Rajwant Kaur, Kamal Singh, Sant Ram, Abninder Singh Grewal, Hardeb Kaur Kang, Davinder Singh, Jaswinder Singh Dhaliwal, Dr.Gaggandip Singh, Dr. Manisha Gupta, Hardip Singh and Kimmti Lal.
Four expert professionals namely Kulbhushan Rai, Sanjeev Thapar, Malkiat Singh and Narotam Dass Sharma would also receive state award for remarkable contribution in the field of education.
As many as three persons namely Iqbal Gharu, Harwinder Singh Khalsa and Dr. Mohammad Jamil with also be honoured with state award for their outstanding services in the field of literature.
The state award comprised a citation, a shawl, a medal and a cash award, the spokesperson added.