The visitor centre at Virasat-e-Khalsa, the Sikh heritage museum, was opened for the public here today.
Built at a cost of Rs 3.5 crore, the centre comprises a ticket widow and a waiting hall with facilities for drinking water and toilets.
After the inauguration of the first part of the museum, thousands of people visiting here would be inconvenienced in the absence of drinking water facility and washrooms near the ticket window. The problem was brought to the notice of the Chief Minister, who sanctioned funds for the project.
Dr Karamjit Singh Sra, chief executive officer, Anandpur Sahib Foundation, said the work on the second part of Virasat-e-Khalsa was going on smoothly and four of the 70 galleries would be opened for visitors very soon. The work on the second part, costing Rs 71 crore, was started last year. The Virasat-e-Khlasa was opened in November 2011.
In the first phase, the Sikh history till the installation of Guru Granth Sahib was displayed. In the second phase, the history from the installation of Guru Granth Sahib till the present day will be exhibited.
Tribune India, May 23, 2014,