Thursday, December 1, 2011

After memorials on Sikh history, Punjab to erect one for freedom fighters, martyrs

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday announced that a memorial — to be named Jang-e-Azadi — will be built to showcase the rich contribution of Punjabi freedom fighters and martyrs to the country’s struggle for freedom.
Speaking after inaugurating and dedicating \Wadda Ghallughara Ghallughara Martyrs’ Memorial to the people and Khalsa Panth, Badal announced that the Jang-e-Azadi will be set up in Doaba. “We will spend Rs 300 to Rs 400 crore on the memorial,” he said, adding that the nitty-gritty of the project will be finalised in next cabinet meeting.
Underlining the sacrifices made by Punjabis in the freedom struggle, Badal said that despite constituting a mere two and a half percent of the country’s population, Punjabis had made 80 per cent sacrifices in the freedom struggle. He added that the memorial will showcase how Punjabis fought against the British Rule.

with thanks : Indian Express : link in headline above for detailed news.

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