Punjab

IFFCO CHAIRMAN BS NAKAI PASSES AWAY, CREMATED IN RAMPURA PHUL, JAKHAR, PM ,GOVERNOR CONDOLED

October 12, 2021 07:27 PM

Raj Sadosh

 Abohar/Chandigarh/Rampura Phul : Balvinder Singh Nakai, Chairman, IFFCO died last night during treatment at Bathinda. His cremation at native town Rampura Phul was largely attended today.

Punjab Congress ex-president Sunil Jakhar, former union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Haryana ex Chief Parliamentary Secretary Prahlad Singh Gillankhera were present at the cremation. They consoled Jagdeep Singh Nakai, son of the deceased stalwart and former Chief Parliamentary Secretary. IFFCO officials from Chandigarh and other places were present in large number

Meanwhile Mr. Banwari Lal Purohit condole the sad demise of Sh. Nakai.  In his condolence message the Governor said Sardar Nakai was an eminent farmer and co-operator who remained actively involved in strengthening the Indian Cooperative Movement for the past three decades. His contribution in the agriculture and cooperative sectors shall always remain a guiding star for the farmers. Being himself a farmer, he was instrumental in formulating farmer oriented policies. His passing away has created a void which cannot be filled, he added.   

Nakai was born on December 5, 1934 in Rampura Phul Bathinda. He was a veteran co-operator and served cooperatives throughout his life. He was associated with IFFCO for more than 5 decades. He was a nominated Director on the Board of IFFCO during October 28, 1977 to February 11, 1981 representing Punjab Markfed, Chandigarh.  

Sunil Jakhar said Balvinder Singh Nakai had served as vice chairman of IFFCO when Surinder Kumar Jakhar was chairman of the organisation. Both had very good understanding and were instrumental in taking IFFCO to heights by doubling the capacity of fertilizer plants.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid tributes to the Nakai in his condolence message shared through twitter, PM wrote, “Sardar Balvinder Singh Nakai Ji was a doyen of the agriculture and cooperatives sector. He made pioneering contributions towards empowering farmers. His passing away is saddening. My condolences to his family and well-wishers. May his soul rest in peace”.

Earlier, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of State B L Verma and others also paid tributes to the departed soul.

IFFCO organized a prayer meeting at its headquarters located in Saket New Delhi Tuesday morning, where all its top bosses including Vice Chairman Dileep Sanghani were present.

Nakai was born on December 5, 1934 in Rampura Phul Bathinda. He was a veteran co-operator and served cooperatives throughout his life. He was associated with IFFCO for more than 5 decades. He was a nominated Director on the Board of IFFCO during October 28, 1977 to February 11, 1981 representing Punjab Markfed, Chandigarh.  

 
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