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Jaitley releases silver coin to commemorate Banda Bahadur

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley today released commemorative silver coin to mark the 300th Martyrdom Day of Banda Singh Bahadur.

Bahadur is considered to be first sovereign ruler of Punjab.

Releasing the coins manufactured in association with MMTC, Jaitley said there is a need to educate people about the rich history and tradition of Punjab including its leaders like Banda Singh Bahadur.

He also suggested Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee to make a documentary on the life and times of Banda Singh Bahadur.

The leader had sacrificed his life at the age of 46 to protect honour and tradition. He established his rule by defeating Mughals in 1710. Later in 1716, he was captured and executed by Mughals in Delhi.


Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, in his special address, voiced his concern over small countries attracting more tourists as compared to India.

Naidu expressed hope that tourism sector in the country will not only survive but will do very well in future. He also invited the investors to invest in India's tourism sector as it would earn them good returns.

The three-day summit is a platform for domestic and international investors to meet project owners from across Indian states and the private sector.

A first-of-its kind summit, organised in India, is expected to attract investments to the tune of over Rs 50,000 crore from around 700 investable projects.

Besides, the summit would also see as many as 3,000 B2B (business-to-business) and B2G (Business-to-Government) meetings.

Some 250 investors from across the globe including those from China, Dubai, Hong Kong, Qatar, and Singapore, among others, are expected to discuss various investment proposals during the event.

First Published: Tue, June 21 2016. 15:42 IST