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Modi to attend Gurpurb event at Sultanpur Lodhi

Modi to attend Gurpurb event at Sultanpur Lodhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi - File photo

Tribune News Service

New Delhi/Chandigarh, July 1

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has acceded to the request of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) to attend the main event being held to mark the 550th Parkash Purab of Guru Nanak Dev at Sultanpur Lodhi on November 12.

On Monday, a SAD delegation led by its president Sukhbir Singh Badal, including Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee chief Gobind Singh Longowal, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and representatives of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee and Sri Patna Sahib Board, met the PM in Delhi and invited him to attend the November 12 function at Sultanpur Lodhi. The delegation also apprised the PM of the various programmes being held to mark the 550th birth anniversary of the first Sikh Guru.

Sukhbir said the PM had agreed to attend the function and even instructed the Ministry of External Affairs to facilitate the nagar kirtan commencing from Sri Nankana Sahib, the birth place of Guru Nanak, on July 25.

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