Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his weekly radio show ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on Sunday said that Chandigarh airport will be named after Shaheed Bhagat Singh on the occasion of his birth anniversary on September 28.
“It has been decided that the Chandigarh airport will now be named after Shaheed Bhagat Singh. It had been waiting for a long time. I congratulate the people of Chandigarh, Punjab, and Haryana and the entire country for this decision,” he said in his half-hour address.
- Touching upon various subjects, Modi also spoke about the translocation of Cheetahs from Namibia to Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park earlier this month.
- “People from many corners of the country expressed happiness over the return of Cheetahs. 130 crore Indians are elated and filled with pride. A task force will monitor Cheetahs, on the basis of which we will decide when you can visit the Cheetahs,” Modi said.
- The Prime Minister invited suggestions for naming the wild cats.
- “I request people to share their views on the naming of the campaign and Cheetahs. It will be great if the naming of Cheetahs is in tune with our traditions. Also, suggest how humans should treat animals. Participate in this contest and maybe you could be the first one to witness the Cheetahs,” he added.
(With Agency Inputs)