2-day grand event to mark 400th Prakash Gurupurab of Guru Tegh Bahadur to begin in Red Fort today; PM Modi to address nation tomorrow

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A two-day grand event to mark the 400th Prakash Gurupurab of Guru Tegh Bahadur will kick start in the Red Fort premises today. Home Minister Amit Shah will inaugurate the event. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the event tomorrow and will address the gathering. He will also release a commemorative coin and postage stamp on the occasion.

The programme is being organised as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.  During the event, ragis and children from different parts of the country will participate in ‘Shabad Kirtan’.

There will also be a grand light and sound show depicting the life of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji. Apart from this, the traditional martial art of Sikhs ‘Gatka’ will also be organized.

The programme is focussed on highlighting the teachings of ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur who sacrificed his life to protect religion and human values, ideals and principles in world history. He was executed for supporting the religious freedom of Kashmiri Pandits on the orders of Mughal ruler Aurangzeb.

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