Baba Banda Singh Bahadur 300th Martyrdom Anniversary: PM Narendra Modi releases book, souvenir; watch video

By: | Updated: July 3, 2016 7:38 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal were some of the prominent dignitaries present at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur 300th Martyrdom Anniversary...

modiThe Prime Minister will also release a book and souvenir on Baba Banda Singh Bahadur on the occasion. (Reuters)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal were some of the prominent dignitaries present at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur 300th Martyrdom Anniversary celebrations, held in New Delhi today.

A recently released commemorative coin on Baba Banda Singh Bahadur was presented to the Prime Minister and Chief Minister of Punjab during the event. PM Modi also released a book and souvenir on Baba Banda Singh Bahadur on the occasion.

PM Modi was full of praise about Baba Banda Singh Bahadur and said, “Baba Banda Singh Bahadur ji was not just a great warrior but was also very sensitive towards common people.”

PM goes on to add, “Sometimes a single moment in life gives direction to a person, similar thing happened with Banda Bahadur ji.”

Prime Minsiter said that during Baba Banda Singh Bahadur’s time, for the first time, farmers were given their rights and common man felt empowered.

PM said, “During Baba Banda Singh Bahadur ji’s time, poor people and minorities felt secured.”

“After getting inspiration from Guru Gobind Singh ji, he imbibed values of a warrior and embarked on a new journey for social development,” added PM.

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