Modi in Haryana: Prime Minister to unveil Sir Chhotu Ram's statue at Sampla in Rohtak (File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil a 64-feet statue of Deenbandhu Sir Chhotu Ram at Sampla in the Rohtak district of Haryana on Tuesday. Deenbandhu Sir Chhotu Ram was popularly known as the messiah of farmers. Modi will also visit the Sir Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram museum which depicts and gives glimpses of his life.
Prime Minister Modi will be accompanied by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. Sir Chhotu Ram’s grandson and Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh will also be present on the occasion. Besides, Congress MP from Rohtak Deepender Singh Hooda is also expected to join the PM during the unveiling ceremony.
A Haryana government spokesperson said that after unveiling the statue, the prime minister will also address the Deenbandhu Smriti Rally at Sampla at 2 pm.
Deenbandhu Sir Chhotu Ram was a prominent leader in the Punjab Province when India was under the Britishers’ rule. He belonged to Jat community and worked ceaselessly for the welfare of farmers. He was a co-founder of Punjab-based National Unionist Party that ruled the province in the pre-Independence era. He is also remembered for contributing immensely to the education sector and other social causes.
The prime minister will also lay the foundation stone of a rail coach repair factory at Badhi in the Sonepat district. Once the factory becomes operational, it will be a major repair and maintenance facility for rail coaches in the region.