Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a commemorative coin on Sunday, on the occasion of 352nd birth anniversary of Guru Govind Singh. Former PM of India, Manmohan Singh was also present.
Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi releases commemorative coin to mark birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also present. pic.twitter.com/CRTntukN9f
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Addressing a select gathering, PM Modi said, ” Today, I have got a great opportunity to release the commemorative coin to mark the 352nd Parkash Purab of Guru Gobind Singh ji. His coin is already imprinted in our hearts for many years. It is, however, just a small gesture to pay respect and express our faith in his principles.”
Lauding his government’s decision to construct Kartarpur Corridor, the prime minister said, “Through Kartarpur corridor, Sikh devotees will be able to make visa-free pilgrimage to Darbar Sahib in Narowal, Pakistan, on the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.”
“Kartarpur corridor project is an attempt to atone for the mistakes committed during India’s partition in August 1947. We had failed to ensure that the sacred site of Guru remains on our side of the border. This project is authentic proof of compensating that loss,” he added.
Talking about the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, wherein around 2,700 Sikhs were killed across India, after the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards Satwant Singh and Beant Singh, Prime Minister Modi said: “Our government will ensure that all the culprits are behind the bars and victims’ families get justice.”
(with ANI inputs )