Prime Minister Modi dedicates renovated complex of Jallianwala Bagh Memorial to the nation
A wreath-laying ceremony was held and a two-minute silence observed in the memory of martyrs of the Jallianwala massacreAuthor : Suraj Sahota
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday dedicated the renovated complex of Jallianwala Bagh Smarak to the nation through video conferencing. The Prime Minister also inaugurated museum galleries developed at the Smarak.
The event was also attended by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh virtually.
According to the PMO, four Museum galleries have been created through adaptive reuse of redundant and underutilised buildings. The galleries showcase the historical value of events that unfolded in Punjab during that period, with the fusion of audio-visual technology, including projection mapping and 3D representation, as well as art and sculptural installations.
A 'Sound and Light' show has also been set up to display the events that happened on April 13, 1919.
Multiple development initiatives have been undertaken at the complex. Elaborate heritage restoration works have been carried out in sync with the local architectural style of Punjab. The Shaheedi well has been repaired and restored with a redefined superstructure. The heart of the Bagh, the flame monument, has been repaired and restored, the water body rejuvenated as a lily pond, and the pathways made broader for better navigability.
Several new and modern amenities have been added, including redefined paths of movement with appropriate signages; illumination of strategic spots; landscaping and hardscaping with native plantation; and installation of audio nodes throughout the garden, said PMO, added that newer areas have been also developed for housing the Salvation Ground, Amar Jyot and Flag Mast.