Group of 14 NRI youngsters from UK to attend state level Independence Day programme in Ludhiana

Group of 14 NRI youngsters from UK to attend state level Independence Day programme
An Independence Day programme. -Photo courtesy The Indian Express

The batch will be a part of CM Amarinder Singh’s “Connect To Your Roots” programme

The Hush Post, Ludhiana: A group of 14 NRI youngsters from United Kingdom (UK) will attend state-level Independence Day function in the city on August 15. The batch will be part of Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Amarinder Singh’s “Connect To Your Roots Function”.

The youngsters, including eight boys and six girls from 16 to 22 years of age who arrived on Tuesday, will tour across the state till August 16.

Group of 14 NRI youngsters from UK to attend state level Independence Day programme
An Independence Day programme. -Photo courtesy The Indian Express

Deputy Commissioner Pardeep Aggarwal said that important feature of the visit would be to participate in the state level I- Day function where CM will personally interact with the NRI youngsters.

He said that apart from the stay and food of the NRIs’ youngsters, the batch will be toured to some of the important cultural, religious and historical places of the state.

The group of NRI youngsters will arrive in the city on August 14 and visit a Buddhist temple and Punjab Agricultural University (PAU).

On the second day, they will attend I- Day function. Besides Ludhiana, the group will visit Hoshiarpur, Ropar, Nawanshahr, Jalandhar, Fatehgarh Sahib and Mohali. Further, the group of youngsters will also meet friends and relatives of their parents.

The CM had visited London in 2017 where he had launched the “Connect To Your Roots” programme. During the two-weeks-long stay, he invited the children who had never visited the birthplace of their parents.

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