The Hush post, Ludhiana
The Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra exhorted the Political Leadership of the state to join hands with the government to resolve the persistent pollution problem looming large at the face of the society. Brahm Mohindra was in the city to participate in the function organised to distribute Sat Pal Mittal National awards on the occasion of 128th birth anniversary of Jawahar Lal Nehru.
Speaking on the occasion, health Minister reiterated the resolve of the government to provide quality healthcare services to the citizen of the state. He said, “though the pollution index has hinted that the pollution is down in the state as compare to the other states. The figures released by Punjab Pollution Control Board yesterday indicate that pollution in the state has decreased by 44 percent. But despite all the efforts pollution has been posing serious problems for the health hazards of the citizens and therefore for the permanent solution of the pollution problem all the political parties must join hands cutting across the party lines” Health Minister also warned Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal to desist from playing politics on the issue of stubble burning. Brahm Mohindra also said that the health Department is working day and night to control the dengue virus and the citizens are being sensitized regularly.
Meanwhile remembering the first Prime Minister of India Jawahar Lal Nehru, Mohindra said that it was due to the visionary approach of Nehru India has become self reliant on food security front. He applauded the efforts of the Nehru Sidhant Kendra Trust for distributing scholarships to the poor and meritorious students. Mohindra conferred Sat Pal Mittal National Awards upon Ravindernath, Mangu Singh, Nitin Kumar Nand and Ashok Chitley for their commendable social service. Besides, the Minister distributed scholarships to poor but meritorious students under annual scholarship scheme. Speaking on this occasion Rakesh Bharti Mittal chairman of the trust elaborated upon the various endeavours undertaken by the trust in the field of education, health and other sectors. MLAs Surinder Dawar and Sanjeev Talwar were also present on the occasion.