Union food processing industries minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today urged Railways minister Piyush Goyal to rename the New Delhi – Lohian Khas Intercity SF Express as Sarbat da Bhala Express as a tribute to Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji on the occasion of the 550th Parkash Purb celebrations.
The union minister said Sarbat da Bhala or “Blessings for All” formed the essence of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji’s teachings and it would be most appropriate to rename the train as such. She said this was also the wish of the people of Sultanpur Lodhi who were linked with New Delhi through this express train.
Mrs Badal said she had earlier suggested that the train be renamed as Sikhi Janmsthan Express but was now forwarding another proposal keeping in view the sentiments of the Sikh Sangat. She said it would be matter of great pride and honour for the Sikh community if an announcement to this effect was made by the Prime Minister at the earliest.