Monday, December 16, 2013

Commemorative Postage Stamp on former Cheif Minister of Punjab Shri Beant Singh : 17th December, 2013

It is leant that Hon'ble Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will release commemorative postage stamp in the denomination of Rs. 5/- to commemorate the martyrdom of Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh on 17/12/2013.
The postal stamp releasing ceremony will be attended by Punjab MPs, including Communications Minister Kapil Sibal, Ambika Soni, all family members of Beant Singh. Besides them, all senior Punjab Congress leaders including PCC chief Partap Singh Bajwa, Leader of Opposition Sunil Jakhar and other Congress leaders from the state, would attend the ceremony. Beant Singh was assassinated along with 17 others including three commandos at the Punjab secretariat on August 31, 1995 in a bomb blast. Beant Singh had become Punjab Chief Minister in 1992.

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