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PM announced to set up Shaheed Bhagat Singh PG Institute for Horticulture Research & Education

Mar 24, 2015 12:27 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 23 March 2015 announced the setting up of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh PG Institute for Horticulture Research and Education at Amritsar, Punjab.

This announcement was made after he paid homage to martyrs on the occasion of 84th Martyrdom Day at the National Martyrs Memorial in Hussainiwala, near Firozpur in Punjab

Narendra Modi is the first Prime Minister of India in 30 years to visit Hussainiwala, the place where Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh was cremated in 1931. Rajiv Gandhi was the last Prime Minister of India to visit Hussainiwala. He visited the place in 1985.

Hussainiwala is a village in Firozpur district of Punjab, India, where Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were cremated on 23 March 1931. The village is on the border with Pakistan, opposite the Pakistani village of Ganda Singh Wala and lies on the banks of the River Sutlej.

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