Ex-DGP Paramdeep Gill Visits Southern California
Requested NRIs to support him in forthcoming assembly elections
Los Angeles, October 29, 2011
Kewal Kanda/Gary Singh/NRIpress.com
Retired Director General of Police and currently advisor to Punjab Government S. Paramdeep Singh Gill was welcomed to Southern California in a glittering reception accorded to him by over NRI community leaders as well as local politicians including LA County Sheriff department in Portuguese Hall in Artesia. Mr. Gill was honored with proclamations and citations by LA County Sheriff Lee Baca, California Assemblyman Tony Mendoza, City of Anaheim Mayor Pro-tem Harry Sidhu, City of Downey Mayor, LA County Assessor, City of Artesia Mayor, and LA County Supervisor.
Mr. Gill spoke of the transformation taking place in Punjab. He said the projects such as highway expansion, new universities, special police assistance for NRIs who have problem with their properties being taken over by tenants, and colleges for girls in rural areas of Punjab etc. are being taking place currently and expected to complete within next two years. He also emphasized the need for connectivity of Punjab with rest of the world for expanding trade. He said as Punjab is a land locked state with no sea port, the only way out to connect ourselves with the other business partners in the world is through airports. He highlighted the urgency and Punjab government’s plans to solve this problem by building a number of new airports in Ludhiana, Mohali, and in a few other towns. Mr. Gill invited the NRIs to invest in Punjab. He suggested a few good projects that NRIs can invest in such as Highways, Hospitals, Universities etc. Mr. Gill also expressed his desire to run for Punjab State Assembly in coming elections and asked for NRIs support. He said if elected he will serve tirelessly to make Punjab a model state in India.
The reception was hosted by Jimmy Sandhu of HP Towing. Darshan Singh of Ashoka the Great, Cuisine of India, provided the catering.
Paramdeep Singh Gill was appointed adviser to the Home Department after his retirement from his job as Director General of Police on September 30, 2011
Former DGP Gill's father Nachattar Singh Gill, was a MLA and was gunned down by the militants during turbulent times of terrorism in Punjab.
On Oct 02, his cousin Dr Micky Gill welcomed him in Moga after his retirement. He was very busy round-the-clock reviving contacts with the people of the Moga constituency from where he is hoping to contest the forthcoming assembly elections on a SAD ticket.
In one week, he has visited more than ten villages. Interestingly, he was very punctual and tried to reach on time in each programme. He only says "LOOK AFTER ME" to the general public wherever he went.He also attended religious functions in surrounding villiages.