2,500 volunteers to monitor pace during January 26 tractor rally

Tribune News Service

Sonepat, January 23

As many as 2,500 volunteers will maintain discipline during the Republic Day tractor march against the three farm laws.

Tractors line up on national highway

Preparations for the tractor parade are in full swing in Punjab and Haryana villages. Hundreds of tractors are reaching the Delhi borders everyday. Long queues of tractors, tractor-laden trailers and tableaus related to farming were witnessed on NH-44.

Farmer activists will lead the march from their borders and the volunteers from all 40 farmer groups will be in special colour jackets.

A day after the 11th round of inconclusive talks with the Union Government, farmer unions have started preparations for the tractor parade.

During a meeting at the ‘Kisan andolan’ office at Singhu on Saturday, farmer leaders directed all unions to prepare a list of 100-125 youths for volunteer duty. Earlier, the unions had prepared a long list of volunteers, which was cut short today, said Harinder Singh Lakhowal, general secretary, BKU (Lakhowal).

He said a discipline committee had been formed for the purpose. “Once we receive the rally route plan, volunteers will be assigned duty,” Lakhowal added.

He said tractor drivers from Punjab would be given training such as maintaining the speed of the vehicle and not to overtake other tractors, said Lakhowal.

2,500 volunteers to monitor pace during January 26 tractor rally