Govt to mark the remembrance of 100 years next year

A horrific event took place on April 13, 1919 under the order of General Dyer

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Jallianwala Bagh shall undergo necessary redevelopment and upgradation

Thesynergyonlinre News Bureau

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 24 : The Government of India has decided to mark the remembrance of 100 years of the historical Jallianwalla Bagh Massacre next year.The Minister of State for Culture(I/c), Dr Mahesh Sharma visited the Jallianwalla Bagh in Amritsar, Punjab today along with Minister of State (IC) for Housing and Urban Affairs, Mr Hardeep Singh Puri and officials from ASI and NBCC to review the preparations for remembrance of 100 years of 'Jallianwalla Bagh Massacre' , in 2019.

A number of commemorative as well as constructive activities will be taken up during the remembrance period.

As we prepare for remembrance of the "100 years of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre" in 2019, Jallianwala Bagh shall undergo necessary redevelopment and upgradation. Jallianwala Bagh shall continue to remind the young generation about the sacrifices made in freedom struggle. The Government is planning to renovate the historical site by creating suitable infrastructure for providing basic amenities for the tourists."- Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture(I/c)
Tributes to the brave martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. The indomitable spirit of the martyrs will always be remembered. They sacrificed their lives for our freedom." Prime Minister, Mr Narrenra Modi
The commemorative coin and postage stamps will be released on 13th April, 2019 (the day the incident took place 100 years ago).Ministry of Culture will organise cultural activities such as kavi sammelan, plays, exhibition, seminars, etc. across the country.

A Committee has been constituted to ensure the timely implementation of the following:
provide basic amenities for visitors
renovate, upgrade and beautify the Jallianwalla Bagh Memorial, and
develop Virtual Reality Theme Based show at the Memorial

The Ministry of Tourism has already earmarked an amount of Rs. 8 crore under Swadesh Darshan Scheme for development of Virtual Reality Theme Based show at the Memorial which will be spent under supervision of the Committee and Ministry of Culture will provide additional funds, if required.