Modi to attend martyrdom anniversary of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur

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New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend a commemorative event to mark the 300th martyrdom anniversary of Sikh military commander Baba Banda Singh Bahadur here on Sunday.

“The Prime Minister will release a book and souvenir on Baba Banda Singh Bahadurji on the occasion,” an official statement said on Saturday.

The event will be attended by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. The Prime Minister will also address the gathering.

A recently released commemorative coin on Baba Banda Singh Bahadur will be presented to the Prime Minister and the Chief Minister of Punjab.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had on Tuesday released a commemorative silver coin to mark the 300th martyrdom day of Banda Singh Bahadur.

Banda Singh Bahadur established his rule to protect the honour and traditions of his people by defeating the Mughals in 1710. Later in 1716, at the age of 46 he was captured and executed by the Mughals in Delhi.

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