- Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the reconstructed complex of the historic Jallianwala Bagh Memorial on August 28 at 6:25 pm, during which he will also dedicate four museum galleries including maps, 3D illustrations in the monument to the nation.
Jallianwala Bagh, which has been closed for the last one and a half years due to Corona, will be opened for the general public on Saturday. The Punjab government has spent Rs 20 crore on Jallianwala Bagh.
The renovation of Jallianwala Bagh was to be completed last year. Due to Covid, this work stopped where it was. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate it on August 28 through a virtual program.
The historic garden will be opened to the general public and tourists. Earlier, the garden would open from 9 am to 5 pm, but now it will open till late evening.
The open well inside Jallianwala Bagh has been renovated. This is the same well in which people jumped to death to escape the bullets of the British army.
A corridor has been built around the well. Glass has also been installed for its protection. There is a wall just ahead of the well. Bullet marks are still present on this wall.
Tourists will see the digital documentary
A theater has been constructed at Jallianwala Bagh. The digital documentary will be shown in this theater with a capacity of 80 people simultaneously. For this, a digital documentary has been prepared on the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. In this, the incident from the entry of the British army from the gate to firing at the innocent people sitting in Jallianwala Bagh is imprisoned. Earlier, in the voice of Amitabh Bachchan, the first light and sound show was shown to the tourists.
Painted on the statue of Shaheed Udham Singh
The people of International Sarav Kamboj Samaj, led by Amarbir Singh Dhot, head of the Sikh Students Federation, arrived on Friday to clean the statue of Shaheed Udham Singh outside the Jallianwala Gate.
The people of the Kamboj community first cleaned it and then painted on it themselves. He expressed grief that Rs 20 crore was spent on the renovation of Jallianwala Bagh but it was not considered appropriate to paint the martyr’s statue.