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400th Birth Anniversary of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur ji on the theme 'Guru Teg Bahadur-Hind Di Chadar'


Punjab Government to set up 'Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar' museum at IKG PTU Kapurthala worth Rs. 100 Cr.

Theme park at Sri Chamkaur Sahib will be dedicated to people on the occasion of Baisakhi

Chandigarh, (Aditi) : Under the direct supervision of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the state government has successfully organised year long celebrations on the pious occasion of 550th Parkash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev ji. This year, the state government is going to celebrate the 400th birth anniversary of Guru Teg Bahadur Ji and to spread the message of national integration by organising special programs from April 28 to May 1 on 'Guru Teg Bahadur-Hind Di Chadar'.

The Punjab Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi addressing a press conference in the presence of ACS Mr. Sanajy Kumar and Director Mrs Kanwalpreet kaur Brar here today said that CM Captain Amarinder Singh has alrready released the logo for these programs. He also said that the government will also dedicate development projects in Sri Anandpur Sahib, Baba Bakala and Kiratpur Sahib as the part of these celebrations.

Mr. Channi said the Theme park being constructed worth Rs. 49 crore at Sri Chamkaur Sahib will be dedicated to people on the occasion of Baisakhi. An additional amount of Rs. 50 crore is also being spent on the beautification of Sri Chamkaur Sahib.

In a major announcement the Minister said the state government has also proposed to construct a museum at IKG PTU Kapurthala worth Rs. 100 crore to highlight the life and works of Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar.

The Minister said that the state government is also going to spend Rs. 500 crore on the construction, renovation and upgradation of several memorials this year. He said that memorial dedicated to Bhai Jaita ji at Anandpur Sahib would be completed within this year worth Rs. 26.85 crore.

'By September this year, the government will also complete the construction work of Shiri Guru Ravidas memorial worth Rs. 103 crore and development projects of Rs. 32.61 crore will also be done at Bhagwan Valmiki ji Tirath Amritsar' added Channi.

The Minister also announced that the state government is going to constitute a special department in one of the state Universities on Bhagwad Geeta and Ramayan. In this department, scholars from India and abroad will be doing research work on these Granths and the department will also organise national and international level seminars and symposiums.

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