PM Narendra Modi chaired a meeting of the High-Level Committee (HLC) to commemorate the 400th Birth Anniversary of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, on 8th April 2021 at 11 AM through video conferencing. Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah has also attend the meeting. The meeting was to discuss the year-long calendar of events planned to mark this special occasion.
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh shared some glimpse of the meeting on his official Twitter handle and wrote, “In a Meeting of High level Committee regarding the 400th Prakash Purab celebrations of Hind Di Chadar Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur ji. We are all committed to celebrate this momentous occasion in a befitting manner.”
In a Meeting of High level Committee regarding the 400th Prakash Purab celebrations of Hind Di Chadar Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur ji. We are all committed to celebrate this momentous occasion in a befitting manner. pic.twitter.com/jG4FzCxWjI
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) April 8, 2021
The Punjab CM also 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.
The CM further requested the PM 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, the Punjab CMO said. Guru Tegh Bahadur is the ninth of the ten Gurus who founded the Sikh religion. He was the head of the followers of Sikhism from 1665 until his killing in 1675.
The HLC 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 Narendra Modi as its Chairman.