In a Joint statement Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Coordination Committee and All India Manhas MahaSabha has welcomed the decision of Hon’ble Lt. Governor Union territory of J&K, and Administration for accord necessary approval for Installation of Statue of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur.
While speaking on the Comrade Sukhdev Singh Said we also thankful to S. Inder Singh Jee Hon’ble Corporator and all other Councillors for supporting the issue in General House meeting of Jammu Municipal Corporators wherein approval was accorded.
As per the release Comrade Sukhdev Singh and Thakur Harnam Singh Manhas said that the matter for naming the Kunjwani Chowk as Baba Banda Singh Bhadur Chowk and Installation of Statue has already been taken since long by the Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Coordination Committee led by Comrade Sukhdev Singh, All India Manahas Maha Sabha led by Thakur Harnam Singh Manahas and Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Foundation.
In this regard after recommendation from different quarters, the case was pending with Secretary to Government Housing and Urban development Department J&K . Moreover despite the recommendation in the case, no action has been taken by the former Governments.
They added that the ALL India Manahas Baradari vide D.O letter dated 09.02.2015 and dated 23.07.2016 has also taken the matter with the Government. He said the self styled leaders who are creating hurdles are warned and requested to come together in this issue and also to work for communal harmony/unity integrity and development of our UT and Country.
S/Sh. Harnam Singh Manhas, President All India Manahas Maha Sabha, Jathedar Mohinder Singh Member DGPC, Indermindertar Singh Jagjot Singh,Kulvinder Singh President Gurudwara Guru nana Dev Jee Chand Nagar Jammu, Amarjeet Singh, Jagjeet Singh Nanu Sr.Vice President Gurudwara Baba Chanda Singh Jee, Janmeet Singh also present.
The Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Chowk Coordination Committee has also urged the government to issue necessary approval for declaring the name of Kunjwani chowk in the name of great warrior Baba Banda Singh Bhadur.
The participants said that after receiving a email, recommendation were made by the ex-Minister on the email of Sonam Wangchuk Shakspo Bakula Foundation Banglore dated 16.10.2014 the name of road leading to Railway Station in Jammu was named as KUSHOK BAKULA within three days but demand of the community was not considered despite the facts that recommendation made on the file by the concerned authorities was not considered.
Now, finally Lt. Governor U.T, Hon’ble Councillors, and administration has accorded sanction for installation of Statue in the larger numbers of peoples belonging irrespective of cast and colour especially Manhas Baradari and Sikhs who also wants to Name the Kunjwani Chowk as Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Chowk.
It is worthwhile to mention it here that the Son of the Soil, Amar Shaheed Baba Banda Singh Bahadur born in Poonch in Manhas Rajput and was baptised by Sahib Sri Guru Gobind Singh Je. He was one of the illustrious son of the soul who sacrificed his every thing to protect the common man and Country. They also said as early as possible the name of the Kunjwani Chowk be declared as Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Chowk.