Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to constitute a national level committee to oversee the year-long 400th Prakash Purab celebrations of Ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur, on the lines of the 550th Prakash Purab celebrations of Guru Nanak.
Amarinder Singh has pointed out that the state government plans to celebrate the historic occasion in a befitting manner with a series of programmes through the year, beginning April 2020.
He apprised PM Modi that Punjab government was already in the process of drawing up a detailed proposal for the commemoration of this mega event and the same would be shortly sent to the Union government.
Describing the 400th Prakash Purab of the Ninth Sikh Guru, scheduled to take place in April 2021, as a fortunate occasion for all, Capt. Amarinder Singh in his letter said that the Great Guru occupies a special place in the country’s history. He had sacrificed his life to uphold the principles of religious freedom and amity and was, therefore, rightfully called as ‘Hind di Chaadar’, he added.
The Punjab government had already decided to commemorate the 400th birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur with year-long celebrations beginning April 12 this year.