Chandigarh: Haryana and Punjab Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki felt dizziness while delivering his Independence Day speech here today.
Solanki, who is also Chandigarh administrator, could read about six pages out of total seven of the speech and suddenly felt dizziness.
Immediately he was offered a glass of water and deputy Commissioner Ajit Baljit Joshi guided him to the chair for rest.
Officials said the Governor got dizzy due to hot and humid conditions and his health is stable.
He tried to conclude his speech but was unable to do so.
Earlier, the Administrator unfurled the National Flag and took salute from the various contingents of Police and NCC Cadets participating in the Independence Day Parade.
While addressing the gathering, Solanki remembered the martyrs and paid homage to the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for our Independence.
Highlighting the key achievements of Chandigarh Administration, the Governor congratulated the city residents on the achievement of Capitol Complex being accredited the status of a world heritage site.
As Solanki felt giddiness during the function he took about 30 minute rest at the venue and later awarded the commendation certificates to 21 employees of the Chandigarh Administration and general public for rendering outstanding services in the field of Public services, Art and Culture, Social Services and Sports.
24 Police personnel were also conferred Administrator’s Police Medal for their distinguished and meritorious services, whereas five Police personnel were awarded with the President Medal. PTI
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