Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley releases a commemorative silver coin on the occasion of 300th Martyrdom Day of Banda Singh Bahadur at National Media Centre on Tuesday, June 21. On the occasion, the minister recalled Banda Bahadur's achievements and selfless efforts for the society. Born to Rajput parents, Baba Banda Singh Bahadur was a great Sikh general, who established Sikh rule in large parts of Punjab.
Earlier, Ministry of Culture has been celebrating the 200th Birth Anniversary of Tatya Tope during 2015-16 in association with State Government of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh respectively. State Government of Maharashtra organised the Inaugural Function at Shaniwar Wada. In the row Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (I/C) and Civil Aviation released a Commemorative Coin of Rs. 200/- on Tatya Tope.