Guruharsahai, July 11, 2018: The Guardians of Governance – GoG – ex-servicemen, will work as a sentinel in villages to monitor various welfare schemes of the government, said Lt Gen (Retd.) TS Shergill during his meet with the ex-servicemen at Guruharsahai.
On this occasion Cabinet Ministers (Sports and Youth Services) Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister, Punjab and Guruhardeep Singh Sodhi were also present.
It was the vision of Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister Punjab and for the first time in the history of the country, the Guardian of Governance – GoG - scheme has been launched and Punjab is the first state in the country where ex-servicemen are honoured with great honour, who have been made as eye and ear of the government to bring transparency in the various welfare schemes and grants by the government and to ensure the same reaches to the right people, said Lt Gen (Retd.) T.S.Shergill, Senior Vice Chairan ‘GoG and Chief Advisor to Punjab.
Shergill persuaded all volunteers to work with diligent effort and said that with the help of administration, the benefits of schemes should be smoothly provided at the grassroots level.
He also asked the volunteers to ensure the availing of benefits of various schemes, in a convenient manner to the needy beneficiaries
The main objective of the 'Guardian of Governance' is to provide benefits to the beneficiaries within the stipulated time of the schemes while tightening the noose over the corruption for which work is being done with the administration.
He said that in addition to this responsibility, GOGs would also join the important campaign launched by the government to DAPO and to bring the drug addicts and the people in the villages, into the treatment centers, by contributing to the creation of a drug-free society.
During his address, Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi, Cabinet Minister (Sports and Youth Services) said that because of farsightedness and development vision of Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh, he made a great effort to make the former soldiers a partner for the development of the state. He said that the youths should encourage the mission started by the government by keeping themselves away from drug addiction.
Earlier, Lt General Shergill also visited Mudki Memorial, Feroshah, C-PYTE and Meritorious School.
On this occasion SDM Guru Har Sahai Charandeep Singh, SDM Ferozepur Harjeet Singh Sandhu, Naib Tehsildar Vijay Behl, Major Gen SS. Chauhan, R. S Gill, Ravi Sharma, Ravi Chawla, former army officers and jawans were present.