THE MARRIAGE of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s son Navjit Singh was solemnised at Sacha Dhan Sahib gurdwara on Sunday.
Navjit married an engineering graduate Simrandheer Kaur, a resident of Amlala village near Derabassi, who is pursuing an MBA degree.
The chief minister himself drove the vehicle carrying his son to the venue. The ceremony was a simple affair with tight security arrangements.
While many political leaders were in attendance, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Navjot Sidhu, former CM Capt Amrinder Singh, and former PPCC Chief Sunil Jakhar gave it a miss.
The ‘Anand Karaj’ (religious ceremony) was held at the gurdwara in the afternoon. Akal Takht acting Jathedar Harpreet Singh also attended the wedding and performed ardas for the couple. He later partook langar with the couple.
Among the attendees were Punjab affairs in-charge Harish Rawat, Deputy Chief Ministers Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, and O P Soni, Cabinet ministers Manpreet Singh Badal, Raj Kumar Verka, Amrinder Singh Raja Warring, Randeep Singh Nabha.
A number of stars from the Punjabi film and music industry also attended the wedding, including Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi, who had fought the 2017 Assembly election on AAP ticket, and popular singer Sidhu Moosewala.
Tight security arrangements were made in the city keeping in view the marriage function. Local residents had told The Indian Express that security was stepped up around the marriage palace before the reception.
The reception shall be held in a marriage palace near Kharar on Monday. Kharar Municipal Council (MC) had constructed a portion of the road leading to the marriage palace last week.