Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday announced to commemorate the 350th foundation day of Anandpur Sahib as a mega event, for which eminent personalities from the world over would be invited to disseminate glorious legacy about the birthplace of the Khalsa Panth.
Presiding over a high-level meeting to review the arrangements for commemoration of 350th foundation day of Anandpur Sahib, Badal said the mega event would be commemorated at Anandpur Sahib from June 17 to 19. He ensured the participation of distinguished personalities from different walks of life -- religious, political and social. He also emphasised the need to ensure beautification of Anandpur Sahib and its precincts.
During the meeting, a high-level organising committee was also constituted under the chairmanship of Badal for the celebrations.
The other members of the committee would be deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, BJP state unit president Kamal Sharma, Leader of Opposition Sunil Jakhar, Vidhan Sabha Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal, industries and commerce minister Madan Mohan Mittal, tourism and cultural affairs minister Sohan Singh Thandal, MPs Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Balwinder Singh Bhunder, Prem Singh Chandumajra and Ranjit Singh Brahampura, SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar, Delhi Shiromani Gurdwara Management Committee president Manjit Singh GK, Punjabi University vice-chancellor Jaspal Singh, noted historian Prof Kirpal Singh, Sikh scholar Prithipal Singh Kapoor, former MP Tarlochan Singh, former SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur, and Chief Khalsa Diwan chief Charanjit Singh Chadha.