Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called the 400th birth anniversary of Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur a spiritual fortune and chaired a meeting of a High-Level Committee to commemorate the 400th birth anniversary (Prakash Purab) of Hind Di Chadar Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur on Thursday through video conferencing.
Speaking after the meeting, the PM said: "The occasion is a spiritual fortune and national duty. We have been blessed to be able to make a contribution to this. I am happy that we are taking forward our efforts, together with all citizens."
"All of you are aware of stages Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur life but it is important for the new generation of the nation too to know and understand it. From Guru Nanak Dev to Guru Tegh Bahadur and Guru Gobind Singh - our Sikh Guru tradition is a philosophy of life in itself," the PM added.
Punjab CM seeks approval on launching various projects worth Rs 937 crore
"We're all committed to celebrate this momentous occasion in a befitting manner," the Punjab CM said. He urged the PM to clear the state government’s proposal for launching various projects worth Rs 937 crore, including the development of Sri Anandpur Sahib as Smart City, to pay befitting tributes to the Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday 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.