PM Modi to chair a meeting of high-level committee to commemorate 400th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to chair high-level committee meeting on Thursday, April 8.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeting of the High-Level Committee (HLC) to commemorate the 400th Birth Anniversary (Prakash Purab) of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, on 8th April 2021 at 11: 00 AM through video conferencing. The Union Home Minister Amit Shah will also attend the meeting. The meeting will discuss the year-long calendar of events planned to mark this special occasion.

The High Level Committee was constituted by the Union Government on 24th October 2020, to approve policies, plans and programs related to the commemoration of the 400th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji along with supervision of the events. The HLC has 70 members including the Prime Minister as Chairman.

The members of the committee include former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari, Nirmala Sitharaman, Hardeep Singh Puri, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, chief ministers of Haryana, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha and Rajasthan.

Other members include Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Akali Dal leaders Parkash Singh Badal, Sukhbir Singh Badal, SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal, former chief of Indian Army J J Singh, former chief of Indian Air Force Birender Singh Dhanoa, and sportspersons Milkha Singh and Harbhajan Singh. Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla will be also the member secretary of the high-level committee.

On December 4, 2020, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh virtually unveiled the logo of the state-level 400th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur—to be held now in a single phase in April-May 2021, on account of the COVID-19 pandemic.