Renovated Jallianwala Bagh complex to be inaugurated by PM Modi tomorrow
The heart of the Bagh, the flame monument, has been repaired and restored
The renovated complex of the Jallianwala Bagh Smarak in Amritsar will be dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.
He will also inaugurate several museum galleries at the memorial for those who lost their lives in the massacre after British soldiers opened fire on unarmed protestors on April 13, 1919.
The event, which PM Modi will attend via video conferencing, will also showcase the multiple development initiatives taken by the government to upgrade the complex, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) 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. This had been done with the fusion of audio-visual technology, including projection mapping and 3D representation, as well as art and sculptural installations.
A Sound & Light show has been set up to display the events that happened on April 13, 1919.
The PMO, in a press release issued on Thursday, listed multiple development initiatives that 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.
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.
Additionally, newer areas have been developed for housing the Salvation Ground, Amar Jyot and Flag Mast.
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, will be among those present on the occasion.