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Punjab to name district after Bhagat Singh


Khatkar Kalan (Punjab) : Honouring freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, the Punjab government Saturday announced that a district in the state will be named after him.

The announcement was made by Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal at a function at this ancestral village of the martyr to mark his 101st birth anniversary. Badal said Nawanshahr district would be renamed as Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar.

The headquarters of the district, Nawanshahr town, is located 100 km from Chandigarh.

Badal said the requisite formalities of issuing orders for renaming boards of the offices, milestones, signages in the entire district would be issued within a week.