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Restore Bhangi Misl Baradari, say activists

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, October 10

Activists working for the preservation of heritage buildings met District Tourism Officer and demanded the restoration of Baradari of Karam Singh Chhina at Ajnala. The Baradari is located at Chhina Karam Singh village on Ajnala-Chogawan Road

Michael Rahul, an activist stated that the nearly 250-year-old precious heritage Baradari of Bhangi Misl in Ajnala of District Amritsar Sahib was on the verge of extinction. "Earlier, we wrote to the Chief Minister of Punjab to save this Baradari, but no avail. Now, we have submitted a letter to Gursharan Singh, District Tourism Officer, Amritsar. We demanded restoration of great heritage of warriors of Bhangi Misl".

District Tourism officer assured to activists to make the effort to save this Baradari. "This heritage building is very beautiful and a rare example of Sikh architecture. It can be preserved and developed as a heritage site. There is great potential of tourism in the district but government should make the effort to preserve it and develop it as tourist destination", added Michael

Karam Singh Chhina was one of the famous Bhangi Misl Commanders, who conquered Lahore. The village Chhina Karma Singh has been named after him.

from The Tribune

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