Alivia Mukherjee|Dec 5, 2023
PAU Atam Pargas honours families who lost lives during farmers’ agitation
Punjab Agricultural University VC honoured 36 families of the persons who lost their lives from Ludhiana district during farmers' protest 2020-21.
NEW DELHI: The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) unit of the Atam Pargas Social Welfare Council organised a function at Gurdwara Sahib in the university campus, Ludhiana, to honour the families of the farmers who lost their lives during the farmers’ agitation 2020-21.
PAU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Satbir Singh Gosal extended moral support while honouring 36 families of the persons who lost their lives from Ludhiana district during the protest. Welcoming the dignitaries and the students, Varinderpal Singh, chairman, Atam Pargas and principal soil chemist of the PAU, said the Atam Pargas team has personally reviewed the families of 1,024 farmers across the country that lost their lives or were injured during the farmers’ agitation against the three agricultural laws.
“The detailed information of all the families was available on the Atam Pargas website. Apart from supporting needy families in setting up small businesses for self-reliance, the Atam Pargas team has also supported the education of the children, treatment of patients, construction and repair of houses as needed. One volunteer has been assigned with each family as a coordinator, so that the family can contact the concerned member for their needs,” he added.
Gosal also established a ‘Triveni’ by planting neem, peepal and banyan trees in the memory of the farmers who lost their lives at Kisan Morcha. Varinderpal Singh said that ‘Trivenis’ are being established in the villages of every farmer who lost his life and to keep the memory of the farmers' agitation alive for future generations.
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