Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said a university would be set up in the northern part of the state and named after Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh guru.
Besides, a great memorial, an arts school and Sikh museum would also be established at Lohgarh in Yamunanagar district in the memory of Sikh warrior Baba Banda Singh Bahadur.
Making these announcements at a function organised to mark the 350th Prakashotsav of Guru Gobind Singh here, he said various functions would be organised at the state and district level by the Sikh community and other organizations to mark the Prakashotsav.
The series of programmes would conclude with a state-level function to be held in Sirsa district on September 17, he said.
Meanwhile, Khattar also exhorted BJP workers to start preparing for ‘Mission 2019’ so that the party could repeat its 2014 electoral performance in the next parliamentary elections.
Addressing the party workers, representatives and members of party’s vigilance committees at the assembly level, he called upon party workers to spread awareness among people about government schemes and programmes.
Earlier presiding over district grievance committee meeting, he said that encroachments on public spaces would not be tolerated and strict action would be taken against the encroachers, irrespective of their status.
(With inputs from PTI)