JAMMU, Jan 13: Rich tribute were paid to eminent educationist Thakur Baldev Singh Chib at his native village Satriyan (Suchetgarh) on his 97th birth anniversary.
Thakur Baldev Singh Chib, former president of Amar Khashitriya Rajput Sabha authored many books viz, Atharah-Din, Trishul, Amar-Kahani, Jai Jai Rajasthan, Deva -Watala and Meri Pasand. He was also a great social reformer and contributed a lot in eradicating social evils among the rural population of his area in general and in the Khashitriya Samaj in particular.
A large number of people from civil society participate in the function. Prominent among those who paid their tributes include T S Bajwa (ex-MP), R S Chib (former Minister), large number of Sarpanchs, Panchs, all Ex- Principals and Head Masters, Balwan Singh, Satpal Singh Chib, Arjun singh, Sharvan, Bhagat Sant Ram, Mohinder Singh, Advocate Sangra and Joginder Singh.
R S Chib, while paying tribute, spoke in detail about the life of Thakur Baldev Singh and described him an epitome of simplicity who laid his life like a saint. Chib further said that while functioning as Head of his Panchayat, Baldev Singh did lot for the development of his area and helped poor students and widows through a small organization run by him.