To recall his student days on the campus, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, visited Panjab University on Thursday, September 17, 2015 to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected student council, to honor and congratulate the student wing of his party, Student Organization of India (SOI) and the allied parties for not only bagging all the seats in this year’s student council elections but winning them by a good margin; the deputy C.M. also praised the Authorities and Security staff of Panjab University for maintaining a peaceful atmosphere during the elections.
The Deputy C.M. graced the occasion with a few words and presented his ideologies and with the plans he has for the state of Punjab as well as the University in the coming future. In his own words he said, “There’s no doubt that young age is the best stage of any individual’s life and the age of 20-30 is when someone shapes his/her future and the responsibility of a country’s future is upon the youth. Panjab University is one of the best universities in the country and I must congratulate S.O.I. and the allied parties for jointly putting up a good fight and winning the elections. About 6 years ago, when I was appointed the Deputy C.M. of Punjab, I made a mission that the basic necessities of the State as a whole were to be fulfilled. A lot of people didn’t believe that this would happen, but I believe in a philosophy, ‘If you think big, you will achieve big’, and, ‘there’s nothing impossible in life’.” He mentioned that once Punjab was power deficient state, but now it has become a power surplus state and selling power, and also told that by the end of next year, every place in Punjab will be connected with 4-6 lane expressways. He added that Reliance Industries Chairman, Mr. Mukesh Ambani, whom he met on Monday, had assured him that all villages in Punjab will have 4G connectivity by December 28 this year.
Coming to the university, he promised a grant of Rs. 3 crores in favor of the University, and also talked about providing some basic facilities to hostlers, especially girls and women, which are being lacked currently. With this, he concluded the swearing-in ceremony and moved to the Student Centre, for tea and snacks, and also to interact with students, where he warmly welcomed students to get pictures and selfies along with him.
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