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Webinar on Jallianwala massacre at GND varsity

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, August 13

To commemorate the centennial anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) hosted a webinar on the history and significance of the place. The webinar had two sessions and was organised by the Department of History. The theme of the webinar was 'Revisiting history and literature of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre-1919'.

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh inaugurated the webinar and talked about the history behind the infamous incident that provided impetus to the nationalist movement in 1919 and gave rise to nationalist idols like Shaheed Udham Singh and Bhagat Singh.

The Chief Minister mentioned the issue of rapid development near the memorial building and said this had diluted the significance of the narrow entrance through which the British troops entered the Jallianwala Bagh.

Capt Amarinder told Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Vice Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, that the hidden aspects of the massacre should be researched by the history department of the university and publish the same. A book 'Re-imagining Jallianwala Bagh Massacre (1919-2019): Centennial Commemoration' was also released during the webinar.

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