Newly appointed Chairperson of the Punjab State Social Welfare Board Mrs. Gursharan Kaur Randhawa here today assumed charge amid presence of former Minister of State for External Affairs Mrs. Preneet Kaur, Social Security, Women & Child Development Minister Mrs. Aruna Chaudhary, Welfare Minister Mr. Sadhu Singh Dharamsot and Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development & Labour Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu.
In a glittering ceremony held here at the Social Welfare Bhawan in Sector-35, Mrs. Preneet Kaur in her address wished well to the new Chairperson and said that the new Chairperson is hard working as well as well experienced who has rendered exceptional services as the Chairperson of Zila Parishad Patiala. The former Union Minister further said that the Punjab Government by giving this prestigious post to an honest worker has boosted the morale of all ground level workers besides taking a giant step towards the welfare of women and children.
On the occasion, Mrs. Aruna Chaudhary said that under the leadership of Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh has undertaken significant steps aimed at the welfare of women.
Not only this but the state government by granting 50 percent reservation to the women in the Panchayats and the Municipalities, has fulfilled a major demand of this section of the society. The minister expressed strong hope that Mrs. Randhawa would contribute a great deal in the field of social welfare.
On the occasion while thanking and expressing gratitude to the Chief Minister, Mrs. Preneet Kaur and Mrs. Aruna Chaudhary, the new Chairperson Mrs. Gursharan Kaur Randhawa said that she would fulfill to the best of her ability the responsibility assigned to her.
Divulging more, Mrs. Randhawa said that her priority would be to get implemented at grassroots level the schemes being run for the women and children so as to ensure that the beneficiaries derive full benefit of these schemes. She also hoped that her appointment would propel the workers to work with renewed zest and vigour.
Among others present on the occasion included MLA Mr. Hardayal Singh Kamboj and Mr. Madan Lal Jalalpur, Secretary of the board Mr. Abhishek, Mr. Narinder Singh, Mr. Jaswinder Singh Randhawa and Mr. Dalbir Singh Randhawa.