Addressing a gathering at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur’s 300th Shaheedi Samagam (martyrdom day) at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium,
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal underscored the secular traditions of the state. He urged the Prime Minister to build a national memorial to commemorate Baba Banda Singh Bahadur s sacrifice.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, saying he was not only a great warrior but was also very sensitive towards common people.
Speaking at the commemorative event to mark the 300th martyrdom anniversary of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, Prime Minister Modi said Bahadur ji will remain the source of inspiration for generations to come.
“Baba Banda Singh Bahadur ji was not just a great warrior but was also very sensitive towards common people. Today, I pay tribute to him, his bravery and sacrifice,” he said
“Sometimes a single moment in life gives direction to a person. Similar thing happened with Banda Bahadur ji. After getting inspiration from Guru Gobind Singh ji, he imbibed values of a warrior and embarked on a new journey for social development,” he added.