Haryana Vidhan Sabha today paid rich tributes to the prominent personalities who passed away between the end of the previous session and the beginning of the current Budget Session of the Vidhan Sabha, which commenced here today. The members of the House also observed a two-minute silence to pay homage to the departed souls.The Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal, who is also Leader of the House, paid tributes to Mr Surjit Singh Barnala, former Governor of Tamil Nadu and Mrs J.Jayalalitha former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. The Chief Minister also paid tributes to the freedom fighters and martyrs of the state, who had sacrificed their lives while safeguarding the unity and integrity of the country.
Vidhan Sabha Speaker Mr Kanwar Pal also read out obituary resolutions and paid tribute to the departed souls. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mr Ram Bilas Sharma, Leader of Opposition Mr Abhay Singh Chautala and leader of Congress Legislature Party Mrs Kiran Chaudhary also read obituary resolutions on the behalf of their parties.The freedom fighters who were paid homage in the House included Raghbir Singh of village Chhara, district Jhajjar, Ved Parkash Marwah, of Ambala Cantt., district Ambala, Dariyao Singh of village Khumba, district Hisar and Bhagmal of village Tikli in district Gurugram.
The House also paid homage to martyrs of the state who had shown indomitable courage and sacrificed their lives while safeguarding and protecting the unity and integrity of the country. They included Major Satish Dahiya of village Banihari, district Mahendragarh, Major Sanjeev Lather, village Budha Khera Lather, district Jind, Lt. Sandeep Kumar, village Silani Keso, district Jhajjar, Inspector Virender Singh, village Dalenwas, district Mahendragarh, Havildar Rishipal, village Bhora Kalan, district Gurugram, Havildar Hariram, village Bhag Khera, district Jind, Havildar Virender Singh, village Biran, district Bhiwani, Havildar Rai Singh, village Kheri Sampla, district Rohtak, Havildar Ram Kishan Yadav, village Lukhi, district Rewari, Havildar Kamal Singh, village Patikara, district Mahendragarh, Sergeant Naresh Kumar, village Alipura, district Jind, Sepoy Bhagwan Singh, village Bas Khudana, district Mahendragarh, Sepoy Aftab, village Badhauli, district Ambala, Sepoy Ankur Sharma, village Ukhalchana (Kot), district Jhajjar and Sepoy Ajay Kumar, village Bas Satnali, district Mahendragarh.
The House also paid tributes to those brave soldiers and civilians who lost their lives in avalanches in different areas of Jammu and Kashmir on January 25, 2017. The House placed on record its deep sense of sorrow on the sad demise of Mrs Devender Kaur, wife of Mr. Bakshish Singh Virk, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Mrs. Mewa Devi, mother-in-law of Mrs. Shakuntla Khatak, MLA, Mrs Bhaga Bai, grandmother of Mr. Ram Chand Kamboj, MLA, Mr. Kishan Chand Sharma, uncle of Mr. Tek Chand Sharma, MLA, Mr. Rohit, grandson of Mr. Satyanarayan Lather, former Minister, Mr. Amar Singh Shorewala, brother of Mr. Charan Dass Shorewala, former Minister, Mrs. Sarbati Devi, sister-in-law of Mr Ramji Lal, former Member of Parliamentary, Mrs. Santosh Devi, mother of Mr Anil Thakkar, former Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Mr. Rajesh Kumar, brother of Mr. Ram Kishan Fauji, former Chief Parliamentary Secretary and Mrs Savitri Devi, mother of Dr. Shiv Shankar Bhardwaj, former MLA.