Punjab CM requests centre to rename Adampur airport domestic terminal in honour of Sri Guru Ravi Dass Ji
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has written to Union Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, requesting for renaming of the Adampur Airport domestic terminal in honour of Sri Guru Ravi Dass ji.
Captain Amarinder has written to the central minister seeking his support in the matter considering the sentiments of the Sikh community, which highly revere Sri Guru Ravi Dass ji, the great mystic-poet and founder of the Bhakti Movement.
The chief minister took up the matter with the union minister after Member of Parliament Santokh Singh Chaudhary and several MLAs from Jalandhar met him with a request to this effect here on Friday, according to an official spokesperson.
Chaudhary, in a written communication to the chief minister, said there was a popular demand from the predominant SC/ST population in Doaba region for the renaming of the domestic terminal in memory of Sri Guru Ravi Dass ji.
The demand had been endorsed by former MPs and MLAs of all political parties, both general and SC/ST categories, said Chaudhary, adding that he had personally met the union civil aviation minister in this regard and wanted the Punjab government to officially raise the demand with the Centre.
Chaudhary expressed happiness at the fact that the Doaba region was all set to start domestic flights from 26th of September. The realisation of the long-pending demand, he said, would be a boon to the region, especially for NRIs, traders and industrialists and pilgrims who come from around the world to visit the holy shrines in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.