- Manpreet Badal Spearheads Expression of Gratitude to Medics, Cops and Cleanliness Workers
- First-ever Police Guard of Honour for Medics in Bathinda
- COVID-19 warriors to be awarded medals, says Finance Minister
Chandigarh/Bathinda , April 6
Spearheading efforts to express gratitude to those who are serving humanity so that the rest of the populace can stay safe, Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal today , reached out to medical and paramedical professionals, police personnel, and cleanliness workers in Bathinda.
“This is perhaps the first-ever guard of honour in India meant exclusively for the medical and paramedical professionals,” Manpreet Singh Badal said while addressing them at Bathinda today. The ‘Guard of Honour’ is meant for the bravest of the brave and visiting dignitaries. “And here in Bathinda, we have presented a guard of honour to doctors, medical and paramedical staff for their extraordinary bravery,” Manpreet Singh Badal said. I think everyone in the country will follow this practice of arranging a special guard of honour to express their appreciation and gratefulness. Finance Minister added that he was expressing the gratitude of all Punjabis to medics, police personnel, as well as cleanliness workers for their outstanding and extraordinary commitment and performance. The Finance Minister said that he was doing so following directions of the Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh and he stands in front of all front line workers and first responders on behalf of the state government as well as the entire state populace to thank them for their extraordinary work.
Every war is followed by the grant of military honours, Manpreet Singh Badal said, adding that this practice would be followed at the end of the war against corona outbreak as well when the brave soldiers who fought against corona will be awarded medals and certificates of appreciation. He complimented the police personnel for their inspiring work and appealed to all citizens to support the cops. “If a cop tells you to sit inside your home, please do not feel offended – Please listen to them,” Manpreet Singh Badal exhorted fellow citizens.
Similarly, the finance minister, while addressing cleanliness workers, stated that they are battling it out so that the nation can stay safe, and to help us thwart the further spread of the corona outbreak. “You too have kids at home, but you’ve decided to work for the betterment of the nation. I salute you,” he added. There are over a thousand cleanliness workers in Bathinda alone, but I am addressing only a few so as not to disrupt their work and maintain the principle of social distancing.
The Punjab Governments stands with all first responders, frontline workers, and unsung heroes of this war against COVID-19, the Finance Minister said.