Chandigarh, September 3 ( H S ) :Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday led the Vidhan Sabha in paying tribute to eminent personalities, freedom fighters, sports icons, political personalities besides senior officers of civil and police administration, who had passed away since the last session of the Assembly.
On the onset of one day special session of the 15th Vidhan Sabha to commemorate the 400th Prakash Purb of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur ji, the House paid respects to former union Minister of State RL Bhatia, former Ministers Gurnam Singh Abul Khurana, Gulzar Singh, Surjit Kaur Kalkat, Chaudhri Radha Krishan and Inderjit Singh Zira, ex-Chief Parliamentary Secretary Jagdish Sawhney besides former MLAs Sukhdarshan Singh Marar , Jagraj Singh Gill and few others.
The House also paid glowing tributes to the iconic sports personalities Milkha Singh and Man Kaur (both athletes).
Meanwhile, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi proposed the names of Crickter Yashpal Sharma and ex-Captain Indian Volleyball Team Nirmal Milkha Singh, the wife of late Milkha Singh for obituary references.
The House also paid rich tributes to the farmers who lost their lives during the ongoing farmers? agitation against the central farm laws.
A two-minute silence was observed in the memory of departed souls as a mark of respect during the obituary references.