Oil tanker drivers, cleaners celebrate annual day

Excelsior Correspondent

A dignitary during celebration of annual day by All J&K Oil Tanker Drivers Union on Tuesday.
A dignitary during celebration of annual day by All J&K Oil Tanker Drivers Union on Tuesday.

JAMMU, May 2: All J&K Oil Tanker Drivers and Cleaners Union celebrated annual day by organising an impressive function at Rail Head complex here today.
Speaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta and several other dignitaries marked their presence on the annual day function, at Rail Head, Jammu. They included Charanjit Singh Khalsa, Member Legislative Council,  Pawan Kotwal, Commissioner/ Secretary Department of Health and Medical Education,  Rakesh Gupta, president Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Trilochan Singh Wazir ex-MLC and president J&K  State Gurudwara Prabandak Board, Manmohan Choudhary, former Mayor Jammu, Virinder Jeet, SS Khorana, president Oil Tanker Owners Association  and other senior officers of the State Government and District administration Jammu.
Ranjit Singh Raina, president of the Union welcomed and appreciated the gesture of the speaker and other  dignitaries for their gracious attendance in a program of the drivers and cleaners.
While addressing the public gathering, Speaker Kavinder Gupta congratulated the leadership of the Union for organizing such mammoth program wherein, the otherwise busy union members  including drivers and cleaners get an opportunity to meet each other and share their happiness, grief and other life moments. The speaker assured the union members that their demand of repairing and black topping of the road from Narwal to HPCL depot near the union office shall be considered and work shall start soon. Charanjit Singh, MLC too, congratulated the drivers and cleaners on their annual day function and said that the grievances of the oil tanker drivers are genuine and he would take them up with the Government.
Dr Pawan Kotwal in his speech called for paying at least the minimum wages to the drivers and cleaners and said that the State Government is very serious in issues related to the labours and other professions including drivers and cleaners.
Rakesh Gupta, the Chamber president also assured full support of the chamber in raising all genuine demands of the drivers union.
Manmohan Choudhary, former Mayor of  JMC, launched digital identity cards of the Union and issued cards to few members. These identity cards include complete address, contact number of the drivers and cleaners and can be helpful in case of any emergency. Karanbir Singh, conducted the  proceeding as stage secretary.

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