PM Modi gives surprise to the residents of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigrah; acceded to their long pending demand
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In a pleasant surprise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today acceded to the long pending demand of Punjab, Haryana , Chandigarh and announced to name to Chandigarh International airport as Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport. He announced this in his “Mann ki Baat” programme.
“My dear countrymen, three days later, that is, on the 28th of September, are a special day of Amrit Mahotsav. On this day we will celebrate the birth anniversary of Bhagat Singh ji, the brave son of Mother India. Just before the birth anniversary of Bhagat Singh, an important decision has been taken as a tribute to him. It has been decided that the Chandigarh airport will now be named after Shaheed Bhagat Singh. It had been in the waiting for a long time. I congratulate the people of Chandigarh, Punjab, and Haryana and of the entire country for this decision.”
Friends, let us take inspiration from our freedom fighters, following their ideals and build the India of their dreams… this is our tribute to them. The memorials of martyrs, the names of places and institutions named after them inspire us with a sense of duty. Just a few days ago, the country has made a similar effort by setting up the statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on Kartavya Path and now the name of Chandigarh Airport after Shaheed Bhagat Singh is another step in that direction. I wish, the way in which we are celebrating special occasions related to freedom fighters during the Amrit Mahotsav, in the same way every youth must try something new on the 28th of September.
Recently Punjab and Haryana governments agreed to name Chandigarh International Airport after Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann held a meeting with Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala on Saturday, in which this agreement was reached.Today, PM Modi gives surprise to the residents of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigrah; acceded to their long pending demand to name the airport after Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s name.