MRS JOGINDER KAUR TOHRA CREMATED WITH FULL STATE HONORS
SUKHBIR, DHINDSA ATTEND THE CREMATION
ANTIM ARDAS ON FEB 4
Tohra (Patiala), January 27 :
Mrs. Joginder Kaur Tohra (83) wife of Panth Ratan late Jathedar Gurcharan Singh Tohra former SGPC President and iconic Panthic leader was today cremated with full state honours. It may be added that Mrs Joginder Kaur Tohra expired yesterday at Patiala. Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal Deputy Chief Minister Punjab, Mr. Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa Member Parliament and Secretary General and hundreds of leaders from all parties paid their last respect to Bibi Tohra on this occasion.
Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal offered shawl on the mortal remains of Mrs. Joginder Kaur Tohra and shared condolences with the bereaved family. As the funeral procession moved towards cremation ground, Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal lent his shoulder to mortal remains of Mrs. Tohra for over 2 kilometres. As Mr. Harinderpal Singh Tohra grandson and Harmail Singh Tohra son-in-law lit the pyre, a full contigent of Punjab Police fired in the air and reversed the arms to give a last salute to Mrs. Joginder Kaur Tohra.
Earlier the Antim Ardas was performed by Giani Tirlochan Singh Jathedar of Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib.
Senior leaders who attended the cremation included Mr. Jagdev Singh Talwandi, Local government minister Mr. Manoranjan Kalia, Speaker Mr. Nirmal Singh Kahlon, Prof. Prem Singh Chandumajra General Secretary Member Parliament Parmjit Kaur Gulshan, Tourism Minister Mr. Hira Singh Gabria, Former Deputy Speaker lok Sabha Mr. Charanjit Singh Atwal, Chief Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Raj Khurana, SGPC President Mr. Avtar Singh Makkar, Former Minister and MLA Mr Bikram Singh Majithia, SAD Secretary and Advisor to CM Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema, Media Advisor to CM Mr. Harcharan Bains, Chairman Punjab State Backward Class Commission Mr. Kirpal Singh Badungar, Youth Development Chairman Mr. Gurpreet Singh Rajukhanna and Chairman Punjab Foodgrain Corporation Mr. Randhir Singh Rakhra and hundreds of dignitaries from all parties paid their last respect to departed soul.
According to family sources, the Antim Ardas and Shardhanjali Sammroh would be held on February 4th at Village Tohra from 12.00 noon to 2.00 pm.