Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu today met the people of Nadaun assembly constituency of district Hamirpur and others from Himachal Pradesh residing in Amritsar.
The member of Himachal Kalyan Sabha Amritsar, Gaurav Sharma presented cheques amounting to Rs. 2.21 lakh to the Chief Minister on behalf of residents of Nadaun and other people from the state, living in Amritsar, towards the Chief Minister Relief Fund.
The Chief Minister expressed his gratitude to all the members of Himachal Kalyan Sabha for this noble gesture and expressed hope that this will inspire others to help those in distress.
He said that the customs and culture of Himachal was unique enough and the people should always follow the traditions and ethos, even if they reside in any part of the country or the world. He said that Himachali's were well known for hospitality, simplicity and were hard working by nature.
The Members of the Sabha honoured the Chief Minister and presented a replica of the historical Durgiana Temple on the occasion.
Himachal Kalyan Sabha member Gogi Sharma and other dignitaries were also present amongst others.
Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu visited the Partition Museum, a symbol of the sad memories of India-Pakistan partition, in Amritsar today.
The Chief Minister said that it was very difficult to express in words, the sorrow and suffering of the people affected by the partition of India in the year 1947. Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, while appreciating the efforts to set up the museum, said that these efforts will always inspire the young generations to live together and understand the importance of their loved ones. He also stressed on providing accurate information about history to the coming generations.
He showed keen interest in the documents and objects displayed in the museum and obtained valuable information.
The Partition Museum, established in the year 2017, in the historic Town Hall of Amritsar, is the first museum in the world where the historical documents related to partition have been preserved.
This museum has been established by The Art and Cultural Heritage Trust with the help of Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board.
State Chief Secretary Prabodh Saxena, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Bharat Khera and other dignitaries were present on the occasion
During his visit to the Jallianwala Bagh at Amritsar today, Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu paid tributes on behalf of the people of the state to the countless fighters who sacrificed their lives for the country's freedom .
The Chief Minister said that the heart wrenching memories of the then British government's brutal action of indiscriminate firing on thousands of people, including women and children who were protesting peacefully against the Rowlatt Act on the day of Baisakhi festival still haunts the families of those killed in the firing. He said that the young generation should study the history of the freedom s and remember such inhumane acts and cruelty inflicted by the britishers on the freedom fighters.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister made a detailed inspection of every bullet pock marks on walls of the Jallianwala Bagh.
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