Union Power minister on two day visit to Punjab; will lay foundation stone of Bhakra Museum
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
Union power, new & renewable energy minister RK Singh is coming on a two day visit to Punjab.
As per available information, he is going to arrive today evening at Chandigarh and will stay at Chandigarh.
Tomorrow, on Saturday, October 30, after his breakfast at Chandigarh, he will leave for Talwara and visit at Beas Dam. He will also visit Pong dam. After that he will come to Bakhra Beas Management Board (BBMB) rest house at Nangal. At Nangal, he will lay the foundation stone of “Bhakra Museum” and will start a tree plantation drive. As per sources, he will be the chief guest at a cultural program at Nangal. He will stay at Nangal.
On Sunday, October 31, he will visit at Bhakra Dam and see the dam, power houses. On his way back to Chandigarh, he will pay obeisance at Gurudwara Sri Anandpur Sahib.
BBMB chief engineer Kamaljeet Singh said “BBMB is making a “Bhakra Museum “ at Nangal to show case the journey of the making of “Modern temple of the Resurgent India”-Bhakra dam . It will be the state of the art museum having all the information, how the dam was made, who made it, who made contribution in the making this a wonder- the highest concrete gravity one in Asia, has created the Gobind Sagar Lake.”
When contacted the chairman BBMB Sanjay Srivastav, his PA picked up the phone and said “sir is in the meeting.”
Recently, Bhakra Dam completed its 58 years of existence on October 22. Former prime minister of India Jawahar Lal Nehru’s October 22, 1963, speech terming Bhakra the “modern temple of resurgent India” comes true as it has made a major contribution to the Green Revolution to make the country self-sufficient in food grains.
Construction of the dam started in 1948; Jawaharlal Nehru poured the first bucket of concrete into the dry riverbed of the Sutlej on 17 November 1955, as a symbolic initiation of the work.
At the ceremony to mark the dedication of the Bhakra–Nangal project to the nation, Prime Minister Nehru said, “This dam has been built with the unrelenting toil of man for the benefit of mankind and therefore is worthy of worship. May you call it a Temple or a Gurdwara or a Mosque, it inspires our admiration and reverence”.