According to the PMO, in this meeting, the outline of the programs to be organized throughout the year to celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur will be discussed.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will preside over the meeting of the High Level Committee constituted today to celebrate the 400th ‘Prakashotsav’ (Jayanti) of the ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur. This meeting will be done through video conferencing at 11 am. According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Union Home Minister Amit Shah will also participate in this meeting. The Central Government formed this high-level committee on 24 October last year. This committee will monitor the events and approve the policies, plans and programs related to the commemoration of the 400th birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur.
According to the PMO, the outline of the programs to be organized throughout the year to celebrate his birth anniversary will be discussed in this meeting. Last year, the central government decided to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur’s birth anniversary with great pomp. A total of 70 people are members of this committee, including Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah and many Union Ministers, Chief Ministers of many states.
PM to chair meeting of High Level Committee to commemorate the 400th Birth Anniversary (Prakash Purab) of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji on 8th April 2021https://t.co/aPDLuqjG9i
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– PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 7, 2021
This committee will formulate a policy and plan for the promotion of Guru Tegh Bahadur’s education and his ideas in the country and the world and will also approve programs for this. Chief Ministers of Punjab, Haryana, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha and Rajasthan are also in this committee. Apart from this, the players, Milkha Singh and Harbhajan Singh are also included in the committee.
Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Guru among the 10 Gurus of Sikhism, was born on 1 April 1621. He was assassinated in Delhi on 24 November 1675 on the orders of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. He had at that time opposed the forced conversion of Hindus, Sikhs, Kashmiri Pandits and non-Muslims to Islam.
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