Sunday, 4 October 2009

10 acres acquired for Sikh heritage complex



10 acres acquired for Sikh heritage complex
    
Hindustan Times,Gurdaspur, 4th October 2009

The government has acquired 10 acres of land adjoining Gurdwara Ghallughara, which was built in the memory of more than 11,000 Sikhs massacred by the Mughal troops in the Kahnuwan Chhamb in 1746, for the proposed `Sikh heritage complex'.

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had laid the foundation stone for the complex before the Kahnuwan Assembly segment byelection. Stating this while addressing a gathering at Kahnuwan on Saturday, local MLA Sewa Singh Sekhwan said the government had already spent Rs 15 crore on solving the wetland problem in the Kahnuwan area.

He added that he had recently got Rs 8 crore for new development projects for Kahnuwan Assembly. Sekhwan also listened to the problems of people at a Sangat Darshan programme.

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