The chief minister was distributing appointment letters to Anganwadi workers and their helpers at Guru Nanak Dev University when a woman came to the stage and tied rakhi to him.
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann displayed a heartwarming gesture by pausing his speech midway when a woman approached the stage to tie a rakhi on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
During the distribution of appointment letters to Anganwadi workers and helpers at Guru Nanak Dev University, a woman stepped onto the stage to tie a rakhi on the Chief Minister.
Responding graciously, the Chief Minister halted his speech, inviting her to the dais. With heightened security around, the woman securely tied the rakhi on his wrist as Bhagwant Mann warmly smiled.
Expressing his blessings, Mann gently tapped her head and even managed to borrow some cash from a person next to him to gift it to her.
Playfully, he remarked, “I don’t carry cash.”
Emotionally touched, the Chief Minister resumed his address after the touching rakhi moment.
Earlier on the same day, Mann took note of the planned protest by revenue officials in support of their corrupt colleagues. In response, he issued a directive for stringent disciplinary action against them.
He firmly conveyed that any inconvenience caused to the public due to the actions of revenue officials would not be tolerated under any circumstances.
While acknowledging the right of deputy commissioners’ office staff and revenue officials to stage a strike, Mann emphasized that any disruption to the public would not be allowed.
Mann mentioned that while these officials could engage in a pen-down strike, the decision of whether to return the pen to them would be made by the government.
He also highlighted the presence of numerous unemployed youths in Punjab who are eager to contribute to the state. He urged the officials not to go on a pen-down strike for personal gains or to support individuals facing corruption charges.