Chandigarh airport to be named after Bhagat Singh- PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today announced that the Chandigarh International Airport would be named after freedom fighter Sardar Bhagat Singh, during his monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio programme. The announcement by PM Modi came three days in advance of the martyr’s birth anniversary falling on Wednesday, September 28.
Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann thanked PM Modi and also spoke about the joint efforts of his state government and Haryana and added that we had held discussions, then a consensus was reached. We had sent a letter to the aviation ministry to honour Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary on September 28. Before that, we wanted the Chandigarh Airport to be renamed to pay tribute to him as a gift,” CM Mann said.
“I am happy that our efforts yielded results, and PM Modi has declared that the airport would be renamed after Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh and for this, I thank the PM Modi” CM Mann asserted.