PM Modi to inaugurate renovated Jallianwala Bagh Memorial
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been scheduled to inaugurate the renovated Jallianwala Bagh Memorial on Friday in Amritsar.
Culture Minister G. Kishan Reddy said on Friday that the Prime Minister would inaugurate the new galleries. The “Shaheedi well” or martyrdom well has been “repaired and restored with a redefined super structure”, the Culture Ministry said.
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 light and sound show will be a part of the new system to depict what had happened on April 13, 1919, when British troops opened fire on a peaceful gathering at Jallianwala Bagh.
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 super structure. The heart of the Bagh, the flame monument, has been repaired and restored, water body rejuvenated as a lily pond, and the pathways made broader for better navigability.
Union Minister of Culture, Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, Ministers of State for Culture, Governor and Chief Minister of Punjab; Chief Ministers of Haryana, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh; all Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs from Punjab, members of Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Trust, among others, will be present on the occasion.