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Pb CM urges Modi to form committee for Guru Nanak Dev's birth anniv celebration

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

has urged to constitute a committee to be headed by him for the commemoration of 550th birth anniversary of Dev.

The 550th Prakash Utsav of the first Guru of the Sikhs will be celebrated in 2019.

He in a letter said it would be most appropriate that the heads this committee under the aegis of to impart a sense of purpose to the efforts, according to an official release.

The also sought special assistance from the Centre to the for both commemorative and infrastructure projects, especially in places associated with the life of the first Guru of the Sikhs.

He informed Modi that a detailed report is being prepared and sent to him shortly.

said the had decided to commemorate the event in a befitting manner so that the teachings and message of the great Guru could be showcased before the country as well as the rest of the world.

The also pointed out that a state-level committee had been constituted to draw up an action plan and a programme of events.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 19:15 IST