May 15, 2012 admin


Chandigarh May 15: A 15-member delegation of National Pasmanda Sikh Foundation and Dalit Hitaishi Group of Intelligentsia headed by S. Attar Singh Dhur, Member Working Committee and President of the Foundation today called on Mr. Sarwan Singh Phillaur, Tourism, Cultural Affairs and Jail Minister Punjab and apprised him of the their demands in uplifting the social, educational and economic status of the underprivileged, oppressed and dalit sections of the society and also the problems being faced by them both in government and other sectors.
The National Pasmanda Sikh Foundation, comprising of the intellectuals and senior retired government officers, submitted a memorandum to the Minister highlighting the plight of the downtrodden and neglected sections of the society and demanded that the reservation policy formulated to benefit the dalits/ backward classes in getting the jobs in the government must be enforced in true letter and spirit.
    Assuring the delegation of extending all possible help, Mr. Phillaur said that the Punjab government was committed to safeguard the interests of downtrodden and underprivileged sections of the society and has formulated a number of policies to uplift their social, economic and educational status. He further said that the government has seized of the matter and the vital issues raised by the delegation would be discussed at the level of the Chief Minister and the minister concerned before redressing their grievances.

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