Music Academy in memory of Ishmeet Singh
As a tribute to Master Ishmeet Singh, winner of Voice of India on his Antim Ardas and Shardhanjali Samaroah today, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal announced that a befitting memorial in his memory in the shape of an International level Music Academy will be set up at Ludhiana.He also announced to rename the link road from Pakhowal road to Gill road in Ludhiana as Ishmeet Singh Marg and a financial assistance of Rs 11 lakh for the family. Badal assured that he would write to the Prime Minister and Home Minister of India to take up the issue of holding high level inquiry to ascertain the cause of death of Ishmeet Singh with Maldives government.
Paying his rich tributes, Badal said that Kaka Ishmeet had achieved enormous success in the world of music and signing during a short period of one year and won the hearts of all the countrymen with his enormous talent. He said that Ishmeet had remained committed to his religion and his stuck to Sikhi look even in the most fascinating world of film industry. He said that Ishmeet had brought unmatched honor, not only to the family, but to the entire Sikh community, state and the country.
Expressing his deep sympathies with his parents, Chief Minister said that knowing about the death of Ishmeet, he met with a great shock and till today could not recover from that. He said that the family of Ishmeet was the honor of whole state and the state government would accord full respect to them. He also offered a suitable job to any member of the family, if they desired.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister presented two paintings of Ishmeet prepared by painters Mr. Rajinder Venus and Mr. Ashok of Ramgarhia girls College to his father.
Paying his tributes, Avtar Singh President SGPC said that with the demise of Ishmeet, an irreparable loss has been caused to Punjab and particularly to the Sikhs, as he kept himself fully struck to the Sikhi tenants. He also announced a financial assistance of Rs 11 lakh to the family and setting up of an annual music award of Rs. 1.51 lakh in his memory by the SGPC. He also added that an International Institution to impart training of music will be set up by SGPC in the State.
Paramjit Singh Sarna President Delhi Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee paying his tributes announced a financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh for the family and institution of an annual award of Rs 1 lakh in his name.
Charanjit Singh Atwal Deputy Speaker Lok Sabha, Jagmeet Singh Brar Senior Congress leader, Jathedar Harnam Singh Dhuma damdami Taksal, Professor Manjit Singh former Jathedar Sri Kesgarh Sahib Anandpur Sahib and Mr. Sharanjit Singh Dhillon MP.
Bibi Jagir Kaur Ex- President SGPC, Hira Singh Gabria Minister for Jails, Sat Pal Gosian Deputy Speaker Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Harish Rai Dhanda CPS, Darshan Singh Shivalik MLA, Tej Parkash MLA, Paramjit Singh Sidhwan Political Secretary to Sukhbir Singh Badal President SAD, Hakam Singh Gyaspur Mayor MC, Sardul Skinder, Aman Noori, Mohamad Sadique, Mr. Kuldip Manak, Bhagwant Mann (all artists) were among the prominent personalities present on the occasion.