400th Prakash Purab: Amarinder Singh Urges PM Narendra Modi To Clear Projects Worth 937 Crores
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to clear his government's proposal for launching projects worth Rs 937 crore to pay befitting tributes to ninth Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur, whose 400th 'Prakash Purab' is being celebrated this year.
The Chief Minister said the proposal sent by the state government includes development of Sri Anandpur Sahib as a Smart City.
Participating virtually in a high-level national committee meeting convened by the prime minister to finalise plans for celebration of the 400th Prakash Purab (birth anniversary), he said, "We are all fortunate to celebrate this great event in our lifetimes and I urge Modi ji to ensure that this historic event is commemorated not only at national but at a global level."
Amarinder Singh said Guru Tegh Bahadur, also known as "Hind Di Chadar", stands as a shining symbol of the country's great pluralistic tradition and secularism, and his supreme sacrifice 'sis diya par sirr na diya' - forms an important part of India's history.