Chandigarh (Punjab), April 8 — Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to clear the state government's proposal for launching various projects worth Rs 937 crores, including the development of Sri Anandpur Sahib as smart city, to pay befitting tributes to 9th Sikh Guru Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur, 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 the 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 PM Modi to ensure that this historic event is commemorated not only at national but at a global level".
The Chief Minister also requested the Prime Minister that the Centre should release a special commemorative stamp on this occasion.
He suggested that the commemorative events should be held all across the country, as well as at all Indian missions abroad, in order to carry the powerful message of Guru Tegh Bahadur's life.
He said Guru Tegh Bahadur, 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.