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Centre to observe the remembrance of 100 years of Jallianwalla Bagh massacre

By HindusthanSamachar | Publish Date: Apr 5 2019 9:38AM
Centre to observe the remembrance of 100 years of Jallianwalla Bagh massacre
Commemorative coin and postage stamps will be released on 13th April, the day the incident took place 100 years ago New Delhi, Apr 05 (HS): Government of India is gearing up to mark the remembrance of 100 years of the historical Jallianwalla Bagh Massacre on 13th of this month. As the country is preparing for remembrance of the 100 years of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, Jallianwala Bagh is undergoing necessary redevelopment and upgradation. Jallianwala Bagh shall continue to remind the young generation about the sacrifices made in freedom struggle. The Government is renovating the historical site by creating suitable infrastructure for providing basic amenities for the tourists. A number of commemorative as well as constructive activities will be taken up during the remembrance period. The commemorative coin and postage stamps will be released on 13th April (the day the incident took place 100 years ago). Ministry of Culture will organize cultural activities such as kavi sammelan, plays, exhibition, seminars, etc. across the country. A Committee has been constituted to ensure the timely implementation of the following: provide basic amenities for visitors renovate, upgrade and beautify the Jallianwalla Bagh Memorial, and develop Virtual Reality Theme Based show at the Memorial. The Ministry of Tourism has already earmarked an amount of Rs. 8 crore under Swadesh Darshan Scheme for development of Virtual Reality Theme Based show at the Memorial which will be spent under supervision of the Committee and Ministry of Culture will provide additional funds, if required. It may be recalled that the minister of state for culture (I/C), Dr Mahesh Sharma had visited the Jallianwalla Bagh in Amritsar, Punjab recently along with minister of state (I/C) for housing and urban affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri and officials from Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) - a Government of India Navratna Enterprise, to review the preparations for remembrance of 100 years of ‘Jallianwalla Bagh Massacre’. Hindusthan Samachar/Shri Ram Shaw
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