Chandigarh, September 23: The Punjab State Committee of Communist Party of India ( Marxist ) strongly feels that the Chandigarh International Airport should be named as Shaheed – E – Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh International Airport . Comrade Charan Singh Virdi, Secretary Punjab State Committee of CPI(M) in a written Press Note issued here today has suggested that it will be appropriate to make the declaration to this effect on 28th September, 2016 the day on which the nation will be celebrating his 109th Birth Day.

Comrade Virdi further said that Sardar Bhagat Singh is the most deserving freedom struggle martyr to be given this name as he happens to be the loved, respected and revered icon of the youth and student community of the country. At the present juncture when we are facing threats to our unity and integrity and communal harmony from fundamentalist , extremist and terrorist elements bent on disturbing peace in the country, it will motivate especially the youth along with all other citizens for inculcating patriotic and secular feelings.(Courtesy: Ganashakti)