Chappar Chiri’s war memorial soon to be a tourist destination: La Tribune India

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Sanjay Bumbroo

Tribune press service

Mohali, October 24

In order to attract tourists, Fateh Heritage Private Limited, a private company, which has taken over the management of the Chappar Chiri War Memorial, also known as Fateh Burj, which is built in memory of Sikh General Baba Banda Singh Bahadur in Mohali, will set up a restaurant and other facilities in the complex.

The company will set up a café-restaurant, a Verka stand and a canteen in the historic complex.

Disclosing the details, company supervisor Pankaj Bains said that in order to attract large numbers of people to the monument, they also decided to hold monthly events to which renowned Sufi singers from Punjab would be invited. to happen. He said a library would also be set up where young locals could browse Punjabi history and Sikh literature. A sound and light show will also be organized on Sunday.

It is relevant to mention here that the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA), apparently unable to maintain the Baba Banda Singh Bahadur memorial built during Shiromani Akali Dal’s tenure in 2011, had decided to hand over the tallest “minar” of the country to private actors for its maintenance. Now the management of the monument had been entrusted to Fateh Heritage Private Limited for 15 years.

Bains said they also installed color changing lights and aviation lights on the monument. Aviation lights would make the monument more attractive when viewed from the plane as around 40 flights operate from the local airport.

He said an elevator would also be installed in the monument which would go up to the second floor from where visitors could view the city. They would also print literature regarding Punjab’s rich culture and heritage and Sikh history for visitors.

He said swings and slides will also be installed for children. An open-air theater would also be installed in the complex. The pond near the monument would also be cleaned.


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