A crusader for the poor and middle-class families, an advocate of youth and public rights, an enthusiast, a sportsman, a successful politician and a philanthropist – that Charanjit Singh Channi for you.
A man of multifarious talents and deep humanity, Charanjit Singh Channi stands out for his patent passion, enthusiasm, honesty, dedication, integrity and commitment in different areas.
Born on April 2, 1972, in village Makrona Kalan near Chamkaur Sahib, Charanjit received his primary education from a Govt. Primary School. Charanjit Singh Channi was born to a poor family to father S. Harsa Singh and mother Smt. Ajmer Kaur.
His father had to struggle a lot to bring his family to the level of economic security for which he had to migrate to Malaysia. He worked hard and ultimately success embraced him and his family. He returned and settled in Kharar town starting a business of a Tent House where Channi also played as a Tent boy. His father was a very generous man even in his business dealings.
After moving to Kharar with his family, Charanjit Singh Channi, then went on to complete his matriculation from Khalsa Higher Secondary School in Kharar, where he received free education, thanks to his gifted talent in the sports. He has been a great handball player who has many awards under his belt. He has also represented Panjab University three times in Handball and received Gold Medal in the Inter University Sports Meet. He also continued playing Handball at the National level. Charanjit Singh Channi also actively participated in NCC, NSS, Cultural Activity and debate competitions throughout his academics.
Since his father S. Harsa Singh has been Sarpanch of the Gram Panchayat of his village and later on a member of Block Samiti, S. Charanjit Singh Channi found the political grooming at home. He started participating in political activities since his school days and was also elected President of the School Student Union. After his secondary education, he joined Sri Guru Gobind Singh College at Chandigarh for his higher education. After graduating there from, he joined Panjab University Chandigarh and successfully got his degree in Law. He later pursued his Master’s in Business Administration from PTU Jalandhar and currently finishing his PhD from the Panjab University Chandigarh.
Charanjit Singh Channi is a firm believer that the ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge through education is the most important aspect of human life.
As he always say,
“Your ability to expand your mind and strive for lifelong learning is critical to not only your success but also for the success of the people you serve”.
As for his political journey he remained Municipal Councilor for three terms and moved on to become the President of Municipal Council Kharar for two term. Loved and blessed by the people of Punjab he was elected to the Punjab Vidhan Sabha for the first time in 2007.
As a testament to the faith placed by the people of his constituency in him he was able to repeat the success in the Year 2012 and again in 2017. Recognizing his ability and courage to lead from front is was elected as Leader of the Opposition in 14th Punjab Vidhan Sabha.
Working tirelessly for the betterment of the people especially the youth and downtrodden sections of the society he is serving the State of Punjab presently as Cabinet Minister, Technical Education & Industrial Training, Employment Generation and also Science and Technology.
“To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind.”
- Charanjit Singh Channi has always championed the rights of the poor & the marginalized and is has firmly believed in the noble cause of social service and serving especially the poor. Presently as Cabinet Minister, Technical Education & Industrial Training, Employment Generation and also Science and Technology.
, Charanjit Singh Channi, has left no stone unturned in nurturing the youth of Punjab towards bright future by providing them with the tools and opportunities they need to reach their full potential. The success of the GHAR GHAR ROZGAR Mela’s the first of its kind initiative.
- Charanjit Singh Channi has always been a dreamer and a go getter when it comes to turning these dreams to reality. He has always been directed by his principle of serving the people and serving the downtrodden . Therefore, ever since Charanjit Singh Channi has become the Cabinet Minister, he guaranteed a consistent growth and development of the state.
A visionary leader who believes that for our economy to flourish and our people to flourish, our focus needs to dramatically change towards providing more and more Jobs and Rozgar to our unemployed youth, and this in turn will provide a conducive environment for the state and country to grow.
“My purpose for being on this earth is to help others recognize, develop, and use their God-given intuitive abilities to ease suffering and grow in goodness, love, compassion, and wisdom. My mission is to help take away fear living, by showing how we can tap in to our wisest selves and make our lives happier and prosper. My desire is to help each of us connect to the love that is eternal and that is the reason for our existence.”
Charanjit Singh Channi puts special attention on today’s youth since he believes that today’s youth is tomorrow’s future and strive hard to bring out the best in today’s youth. Himself being a good sportsman, he interacted with youth through Sports Clubs and played a vital role in spreading the sports as a means for stopping the menace of drug’s .
“Politics is my way of making a difference in my people’s life, starting from my constituency and the State”
An area which S. Charanjit Singh Channi believes needs utmost attention is unemployment that has made many young lives take to the nefarious world of crime and suicides. Building new opportunities to combat unemployment has certainly made Charanjit Singh Channi a beloved youth icon. Charanjit Singh Channi’s focus has been to provide quality and affordable education to the children of poor and middle-class families who cannot afford to pay.
Defeating established stalwarts of the political parties, Charanjit Singh Channi won the Vidhan Sabha election first time on 27 February 2007 and thus entered the Punjab Vidhan Sabha as an independent MLA.
Committed to the service of the state of Punjab and its people, Charanjit Singh Channi has undertaken and successfully accomplished numerous development initiatives. His focus areas include – Unemployment, Education System, Corruption, Youth Empowerment, Infrastructure Development, Rural Livelihood and Support for the oppressed and underprivileged .
During his reign, he has secured special grants of Rs.60 lacs for each of 3 Govt. Schools in his constituency namely – Government High Schools of Village Dalla, Manipur, and Kheri Salabatpur.
The status of 16 Govt. Primary Schools has also been raised to Middle Schools and of 4 Middle Schools to High Schools.
As Cabinet Minister of Technical education he has been able to restore the faith of our youth in the technical education system by weeding out the corruption from the department and sowing the seeds of quality by stringent system checks and numerous foreign tie-ups.
He has also provided a full kit of GYM to Youth Club of each village in his constituency which has helped the youth to build their health and as well as to keep away from the use of bad habits like drugs.
Health and Sanitation:
During his term of as an M.L.A., he has been able to ensure the overall development of his constituency. His marked achievements in the area of health and sanitation include improving the status of Chamkaur Sahib’s Primary Health Centre to the standards of a Civil Hospital to ensure improved health in the area.
His biggest achievement is to get the status of Chamkaur Sahib changed into a town which was originally known as a village despite being a very important historical and religious place.
He also initiated the construction of a Tourist Guest House adjoining Local Canal Rest House at the cost of Rs. 47 lacs. The funds for this project were provide by the Centre Govt. and the UNESCO. This would indeed help tourism to grow in the city attracting tourists around the world.
He also managed to secure a grant for the construction of a Theme Park in the memory of Sahibzada’s Baba Ajit Singh Ji and Baba Jujhar Singh Ji and the other soldiers who were martyred during the war of Chamkaur, this will continue to guide the future generations about the supreme sacrifices made at Chamkaur Sahib in the Sikh History. This project was ignored by the previous Government for 10 years due to petty political reasons but thanks to the great efforts of S. Charanjit Singh Channi would see the light of the day soon.
Charanjit Singh Channi has also been instrumental in the establishment of I.I.T. – one of the prestigious institutions of the Nation, on 650 acres of land, within his constituency adjoining Ropar. This alone will reshape the future of many youngsters of the area apart from providing employment opportunities to the residents of nearby area.
Besides he got in to effect the Section 4 of the Forest Act nullified, almost all Main and Link Roads in the constituency which were in a very shabby condition earlier stand re -carpeted and improved.
Charanjit Singh Channi is well conversant with every problem of the area which he has effectively raised on the floor of Punjab Assembly. Today he is one amongst the countable few good speakers in the Punjab Assembly.
His uncountable efforts made true the dream of first World Class Skill Development University of North India at Chamkaur Sahib. Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh accorded his approval to set up World Class Skill Development University at Chamkaur Sahib and the announcement regarding the same was made during budget speech by Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal in the Assembly. This particular achievement will be long remembered in the history and would prove to be a milestone in the development of Chamkaur Sahib