The National Implementation Committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the commemoration of the centenary of Jallianwala Bagh massacre and the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak met. Later, Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma said Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary would be commemorated by the government next year with events across the globe. The meeting was presided over by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is the convener of the committee. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is a member, attended the meeting. Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, state BJP president and MP Shwait Malik and former MP and vice-chairperson of the National Commission for Minorities Tarlochan Singh also attended the meeting. Sharma said the government had already decided to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak as the “Universal Brotherhood Year” and the Indian Council of Cultural Relation would hold special functions world-wide through the Indian mission.