CHANDIGARH, AUGUST 16 (Wishav Warta) : The Punjab Governor and Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh, Shri V.P. Singh Badnore was ‘At Home’ with distinguished citizens of Punjab and Chandigarh at Punjab Raj Bhawan.
The invitees from different walks of life started converging at Punjab Raj Bhavan before the start of the ceremony to greet the Governor. The pathway of Punjab Raj Bhavan was tastefully decorated to receive the distinguished guests. The ‘At Home’ function began as the Punjab police band played the National Anthem.
Maharani Parneet Kaur, wife of Chief Minister, Punjab, Lt. Gen. Bhopinder Singh, former Lt. Governor, Andaman & Nikobar, Rana K.P. Singh, Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Ajaib Singh Bhatti, Deputy Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Mr. Manpreet Singh Badal, Finance Minister, Punjab, Mr. Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, Social Welfare Minister, Mrs Kirron Kher, Member of Parliament, Chandigarh, Mr. Avinash Rai Khanna Member Rajya Sabha and National Vice President BJP, Mr. Sanjay Tandon, Mr. Vineet Joshi, Mr. Andrew Ayre, British Deputy High Commissioner, Chief Secretary, Mr. Karan Avtar Singh, Mr. J.M. Balamurugan, Secretary to Governor, Mrs. Asha Jaiswal, Mayor, M.C., Chandigarh, Ms. Kusumjit Sidhu, Chairperson, PSERC, Mr. N.P.S. Heera, Chairman, PPSC, Mr. S.S. Channi, Chief Information Commissioner, Adviser to Administrator, Mr. Parimal Rai, Mr. Anurag Aggarwal, Home Secretary, Director General of Police, Mr. T. S. Luthra, Chief of Army (Retd.) General V.P. Malik, Councilors of Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh. Mr. Arun Grover, Vice Chancellor, Punjab University, Chandigarh, Prof. B.S. Ghuman, Vice Chancellor, Punjabi University, Patiala and awardees of Republic Day function, Goc-in-C, Western Command,Lt. Gen Surinder Singh, AVSM, VSM, GOC-in-C, Western Command, Lt. Gen. GS. Dhillon, COS Western Command and many senior officers from Punjab and Chandigarh were there to greet the Governor. Senior defence, civil and police officers of Punjab and Chandigarh Administration remained there till the end of the function.
The Punjab Governor, Shri V.P. Singh Badnore intermingled with the august gathering. He interacted with the elderly people, serving and retired army officers on this special day. The Governor said that the nation was proud of the sacrifices made by the freedom fighters in the freedom struggle and also we are indebted to our brave soldiers who are safeguarding the borders of our Nation.