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Parkash Singh Badal-a preserver of rich Punjabi Heritage; built key monuments, memorials

Parkash Singh Badal-a preserver of rich Punjabi Heritage; built key monuments, memorials

Kanwar Inder Singh/ April 26,2023

Parkash Singh Badal , former chief minister of Punjab, always used to say “state government was building memorials to ensure that the future generations know about their history, culture and tradition.”

“Parkash Singh Badal was a great visionary and a pioneer who preserved the rich heritage of Punjab for future generations to know and feel proud of.  Almost all the major memorials, monuments, museums were made during his tenure as chief minister ” said Simarjeev Singh, a young student.

“He is the man who has a vision and built many monuments and preserves the rich legacy of the state” said Harsehajveer Singh, a young student.

“During his chief ministership period, he not only developed Punjab but also promoted tourism in the state, made many monuments of historical importance. These monuments will have long lasting effect on the minds of present and future generations” said Maanit, a young technocrat.

“To preserve the artefacts of our history for those who will come after, is a difficult task. Parkash Singh Badal has done this through his visionary thinking. The monuments build have a rich history and are an  eye opener for young generations” said Tanvi a young corporate executive.

“In 2012, Parkash Singh Badal became the only person in Punjab politics to have been the youngest chief minister of Punjab at 43 in 1970 and the oldest chief minister of Punjab at the age of 84. He had build many memorials which instills a sense of pride in the hearts of Punjabi’s” said Jagampal Singh, a post graduate student.

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Former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal during the inauguration of Virasat-e-Khalsa- File Photo

Parkash Singh Badal-a preserver of rich Punjabi Heritage and had build many monuments, including

Virasat – e – Khalsa – Parkash Singh Badal laid forth the outlines of a magnificent edifice to be known as Virasat – e – Khalsa at Sri Anandpur Sahib. The building was designed by world acclaimed architect Moshe Saifde. The Heritage Complex is inspired by the rich natural and architectural heritage of Sri Anandpur Sahib, while also drawing heavily from Sikh and regional architecture.

Heritage Street- The 800 metre walkway from Amritsar’s Town Hall to the Golden Temple, is known as Heritage Street. It was inaugurated in October 2016 by Parkash Singh Badal.

Vadda Ghalughara– Vadda Ghalughara memorial at Kup Rohira village in Sangrur district was inaugurated on November 29, 2011 by chief minister Parkash Singh Badal. The memorial is a tribute to the 30,000 Sikhs, who attained martyrdom in a fierce battle with the army of over one lakh soldiers led by Mughal emperor Ahmed Shah Abdali in Kup Rohira on February 5, 1762.

Chotta Gallughara – Chotta Gallughara in Kahnuwan in Gurdaspur district is built in the memory of over 11,000 Sikhs killed by Mughal troops at Kahnuwan Chhamb in 1746. Spread in about 10 acres the monument was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Punjab, Parkash Singh Badal. The inauguration took place in November 2011.

War Memorial, Chappar Chiri – Baba Banda Singh Bahadur War Memorial, Chappar Chiri, Mohali was constructed during the tenure of the Parkash Singh Badal in 2011. The Fateh Burj, a 328 feet tower, in a memorial spread over 20 acres, is dedicated to the establishment of the Sikh Misls in a large part of India in 1711.

War Heroes’ Memorial and Museum– The Punjab State War Heroes’ Memorial and Museum, Amritsar was opened in October 2016 by Parkash Singh Badal. The museum is made to showcase the splendid gallantry deeds of the brave hearts of Punjab. It is planned to immortalize the deeds of brave soldiers and to inspire and infuse the spirit of patriotism in the youth.

Jang-e-Azadi Memorial– Jang-e-Azadi Memorial is a memorial and museum in Kartarpur, Jalandhar is built in memory of contribution and sacrifices made by the Punjabi community in Indian independence movement. Parkash Singh Badal laid the foundation stone of the Jang-e-Azadi memorial on 19 October 2014.

Bassian Kothi- Duleep Singh memorial, Bassian kothi at Bassian Raikot, Jalandhar assumed historical importance due to the one-night stay of Maharaja Duleep Singh son of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in it in the winter of 1849. had been renovated and converted into Maharaja Duleep Singh memorial by the Punjab Government in 2015 during the chief ministership of Parkash singh Badal.

Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala– The foundation stone of PGSC was laid by the then prime minister Inder Kumar Gujral on 17 October 1997, during the tenure of Parkash Singh Badal’s chief ministership.

“Parkash Singh Badal-a preserver of rich Punjabi Heritage and youngsters will always be indebted to Parkash Singh Badal for his foresightedness and the legacy he has left behind” said CS Jasguneet kaur.

(royalpatiala.in News)

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