Families in Punjab still feel
pain of partition; says Modi

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NEW DELHI: People of Punjab were the biggest victims of partition and we still feel the pain of what happened at the time of partition especially in the families of Punjab, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday while unveiling the renovated Jallianwala Bagh memorial through video conferencing.

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said the dreams of the innocent boys and girls, of the sisters and brothers, are still visible in the bullet marks on the walls of Jallianwala Bagh.

He added that today, we are remembering the love and lives of countless mothers and sisters who were snatched away in that Shaheedi well.

“Those 10 minutes of April 13, 1919, became the immortal story of our freedom struggle, due to which we are able to celebrate the Amrit Mahotsav of freedom today. On such an occasion, the dedication of Jallianwala Bagh Memorial in the modern version in the 75 years of independence, is an opportunity of great inspiration for all of us”, he said.

New Delhi, Aug 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the event on dedicating the renovated complex of Jallianwala Bagh Memorial to the nation, through video conferencing, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

The Prime Minister remarked that Jallianwala Bagh is the place that inspired countless revolutionaries and fighters like Sardar Udham Singh, Sardar Bhagat Singh to die for the freedom of India.

The Prime Minister remembered that before the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, fairs of holy Baisakhi used to be held in this place. Guru Gobind Singh Ji Khalsa Panth with the spirit of ‘Sarbat da Bhala’ was also founded on the same day. He said on the 75th year of our Independence, this renovated Jallianwala Bagh will remind the new generation about the history of this holy place and will inspire them to learn a lot about its past.

The Prime Minister remarked that the country aspired for a national memorial for our soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice.

The Prime Minister remarked that this Amrit Kaal of our Independence is very important for the whole country. In this Amrit Kaal, he urged everyone to carry forward both heritage and development.

The Prime Minister said that current global conditions underline the importance of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ and underscore the need for AatmNirbharta and Aatmvishwas. These incidents goad us to strengthen the foundations of the country, he said.

Dedicates Jallianwala Bagh Memorial complex to nation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the renovated complex of Jallianwala Bagh Smarak to the nation through video conferencing on Saturday evening.

PM Modi also inaugurated museum galleries developed at the Smarak.

The event was attended also attended by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh virtually.

As per 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, water body rejuvenated as a lily pond, and the pathways made broader for better navigability.

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicates the renovated complex of Jallianwala Bagh Memorial to the nation, through video conferencing, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

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. (ANI)

Sound, light show at Jallianwala Bagh Smarak

Following the inauguration of the renovated complex of Jallianwala Bagh Smarak on Saturday evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited citizens to the sound and light show displaying the horrific massacre of April 1919 saying that the show will “instil a spirit of gratitude and reverence towards the martyrs”.

“Join me as we inaugurate the renovated complex of Jallianwala Bagh Smarak today at 6:25 PM. I also invite you to watch the sound and light show. It would display the horrific massacre of April 1919 and instil a spirit of gratitude and reverence towards the martyrs,” tweeted the Prime Minister.

According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, PM Modi will also inaugurate museum galleries developed at the Smarak through video conferencing today. The event will also showcase the multiple development initiatives taken by the government to upgrade the complex.

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 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. Also, newer areas have been developed for housing the Salvation Ground, Amar Jyot and Flag Mast. (ANI)