PM Modi to address nation from Red Fort on 400th Parkash Purb of Guru Tegh Bahadur

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation from the Red Fort on the 400th Parkash Purb of 9th Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur on April 21, the Culture Ministry said Monday.

PM Modi will also release a commemorative coin and postage stamp on the occasion.

Four hundred ‘ragis’ (Sikh musicians) will perform in a ‘Shabad Kirtan’ to mark the auspicious occasion, the ministry said.

The programme will be organised by the Ministry of Culture in collaboration with the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee.

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Chief ministers of many states and several prominent personalities from across the length and breadth of the subcontinent and abroad will be part of the celebrations, it said.

This programme on the 400th Parkash Purb (birth anniversary) of Guru Tegh Bahadur is being organised as part of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’.