Chandigarh airport new name: International airport named after Shaheed Bhagat Singh – The Chandigarh international airport has been renamed Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport, Chandigarh, after freedom fighter Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary. An announcement was made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
- Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman came as the chief guest at the event and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for deciding to rename the airport after the iconic freedom fighter.
- Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Haryana Governor Bandaru Dattatreya, Union minister VK Singh, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala, Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij and Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher were also present at the event.
- PM Modi announced that the airport would be renamed after Shaheed Bhagat Singh as a tribute on the occasion of the 115th birth anniversary of Bhagat Singh on 28th September.
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