Saturday, January 9, 2010

Sikh museum opens in Balongi

“A Comprehensive policy has been chalked out to promote tourism in the state and all-out efforts are being made in earnest to implement the scheme,” said Punjab Tourism Minister Hira Singh Gabria, while inaugurating a Sikh heritage museum at Balongi village on Thursday evening.

Parvinder Singh, president of the Sikh Heritage Cultural Society, who has sculpted the statues of various Sikh warriors took the minister around the museum.

Gabria announced a grant of Rs 1 lakh from his discretionary quota for the development of the museum. Gabria, who also holds the portfolio of Jails Ministry, said Rs 82 crore was being spent to renovate existing jails and construct new barracks in jails across the state and the work would be completed by March 31.

He said blocks of 48 houses each would come up at Faridkot and Kapurthala jails till August 15 for housing the family of jail inmates.

With thanks : source : http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Sikh-museum-opens-in-Balongi/565232

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1 comment:

taranjs said...

Website of the museum :
http://sikhmuseummohali.org/gallery.htm