18.07.2014, Chandigarh: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chandigarh organized an event to celebrate the appointment of the new Governor of Chattisgarh, Mr Balramji Dass Tandon. The event was organized in the BJP Chandigarh party office “Kamlam”, Sector 33.
Mr Balramji Dass Tandon thanked the gathering for such a wonderful farewell and said while addressing that every worker of the party should selflessly work for the betterment of the nation. He quoted his own example and said that he worked every day of the last seven decades without expecting anything in return from anybody. “I never aimed to get any position and maybe that is the reason that my party and the government have reciprocated with their kindness. “
Mr Sanjay Tandon, the BJP Chandigarh chief welcomed the Guest of Honour Mr Balramji Dass Tandon to the gathering and said “ despite being my father, not just me but many around me always looked up to his great personality. His selfless service towards the people and sticking to his device of doing good deeds without asking anything in return was the fundamental value that I inculcated as Sanjay Tandon son of Shri Balramji Dass Tandon.”Mr Sanjay Tandon still vividly remembers an instance of his father during the Emergency and shared it with the gathering. “I remember during the Emergency when my father was jailed, there was so much tension and panic. Despite all the atmosphere of fear and insecurity at that time, how my father held his calm and my mother stood as a pillar of strength was a very touching moment for me as a son. I also remember that he even refused to request the then Chief Minister Gyani Zail Singh to extend his parole. The whole nation is proud of a man like him.
On this occasion, the BJP national secretary Ms Aarti Mehra also applauded and appreciated the stature of a man like Balramji Dass Tandon and wished him well for his tenure as the Governor of Chattisgarh. She also mentioned that MrBalramjiDass Tandon is one of the founding members of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh and that the party has appreciated him with this honour for his lifetime of service to the nation and to the party.
The local MP Ms Kirron Kher also acknowledged the personality of Mr Tandon and how she has personally learned a lot from him. She also said that Mr B.D. Tandon is an inspiration to many of us especially his pleasing personality. She also said that we should follow his path of service to the nation.
The event was marked by presence of all the luminaries and dignitaries of the party and gave a grand welcome to MrBalramjiDass Tandon. All the office bearers, previous heads of the parties, cells, districts, conveners of all the cells, sarpanches and other tall leaders were present.
This event also marked the presence of Jairam Joshi, general secretary Prem Kaushik and Chandrashekhar, MC Arun Sood, Senior Deputy mayor Heera Negi, Dharampal Guta, Kamla Sharma, Yashpal Mahajan, Gyan Chand Gupta.