Sunday 13 September 2009

Sikh scholar Harinder Singh Mehboon admitted in Jalandhar hospital


Sikh scholar Harinder Singh
Mehboon admitted in Jalandhar hospital

Punjab Newsline Network
CHANDIGARH: Noted Sikh scholar Harinder Singh Mehboob has been admitted in a private hospital in Jalandhar for the treatment of prostrate gland.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal sUNDY announced that the State Government would bear the entire expenditure on treatment of Harinder Singh Mehboob.
A spokesman of the Chief Minister’s office said that Badal had directed the Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar to personally visit Mehboob to ensure proper medical treatment and care. Badal said that the state government was committed for the welfare of the literary personalities who had immensely contributed towards the promotion of Punjab, Punjabi and Punjabiat. He said it was a humble gesture on the part of government to extend free medical aid to Mehboob, the celebrated Sahit Akademi awardee and winner of Shiromani Kavi Award.
It may be recalled that several prominent literary organizations had approached Education and languages minister Dr. Upinderjit Kaur to provide free of cost treatment to the ailing writer. She had also deputed Director Languages Department to enquire well-being of Mehboob and extend all possible help to him in this hour of crisis.

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