New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid rich tributes to Guru Tegh Bahadur on the occasion of the 400th Prakash Purab of the revered Sikh Guru.
Earlier on Thursday, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to clear the state government’s proposal for launching various projects worth Rs 937 crores.
These projects include the development of Sri Anandpur Sahib as Smart City, to pay befitting tributes to 9th Guru Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, whose 400th Prakash Purab is being celebrated this year.
Participating virtually in the high-level national committee meeting, convened by the Prime Minister to finalise plans for celebration of the 400th Prakash Purab, the Chief Minister 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."
He said Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, also known as Hind Di Chadar, stands as a shining symbol of our 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.