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.”
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
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