Chandigarh, November 1 – The Punjab Cabinet on Friday approved the modalities of the Special Session of the 15th Punjab Vidhan Sabha, to be presided over by the Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu, on November 6, to commemorate the 550th Prakash Purb celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji.
The special session is being convened to propagate the ideology and teachings of the first Sikh Guru in a befitting manner, an official spokesperson said after the Cabinet Meeting chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh here at Punjab Bhawan this morning.
The Cabinet discussed at length the preparedness of the special session, to be held from 11.00 AM to 1.00 PM on November 6, and to be attended also by former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.
It was also decided to extend an invite to all the Members of Haryana Legislative Assembly for this historic 9th session of the 15th Assembly.
Meanwhile, the Cabinet passed a unanimous resolution to institute “Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Award for Promotion of Peace and Interfaith Understanding”, in commemoration of the 550th Prakash Purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The award would carry a citation and a cash prize of Rs.11 lakhs.
This coveted award would be given each year and would be adjudicated by a jury to be notified by the state government.