Ludhiana to organize Jallianwala Bagh Centenary Commemoration Exhibition (1919–2019) from August 24


-Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Agrawal to inaugurate at Guru Nanak Bhawan

Ludhiana, August 22 (000)-City Ludhiana is going to organize Jallianwala Bagh Centenary Commemoration Exhibition (1919–2019) from August 24 to September 3 in Guru Nanak Bhawan here.

While giving this information, Pari Baishya, Operations Officer, Partition Museum, Amritsar & The Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust, New Delhi said that this Exhibition is the result of a collaboration between the Government of Punjab and the Partition Museum, Amritsar. The initiative for this multimedia exhibition came from the Chief Minister of Punjab, Shri Amarinder Singh, S. Charanjit Singh Channi, Minister of Technical Education & Industrial Training, Employment Generation, Tourism & Cultural Affairs with the active support of the Principal Secretary, Shri Vikas Pratap, and Chief Executive Officer, Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board, Shri M.S. Jaggi.

The Exhibition will be inaugurated on Saturday 24th August 2019 at the Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan by the Deputy Commissioner Ludhiana, Sh. Pradeep Kumar Agrawal, in the presence of Additional Deputy Commissioner, Sh. Iqbal Singh Sandhu and Assistant Commissioner, Mrs Poonam Preet Kaur.

The Exhibition is open to the public until 3rd September 2019 and has free entry. After exhibiting in Ludhiana it will thereafter travel to three other cities in Punjab, Bhatinda, Patiala and SAS Nagar (Mohali) over the next few months.

The exhibition focuses on the history of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. The Partition Museum’s research has uncovered a number of original materials in the form of newspapers, reports and photographs from that time. This exhibition draws all of this into a larger historical narrative that begins with the events leading up to the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and ends with a look at its aftermath. This exhibition will also tell the story of Punjab in 1919 in a new way—through its impact on people’s lives. The exhibition also focuses on the fact that the Jallianwala Bagh massacre was one part of a much larger system of colonial oppression in Punjab, that lasted for months, even years.

About The Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust: 

The Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust have been registered under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882 in New Delhi in 2015. It was set up with the primary goal to open and operate a world-class, physical museum and memorial on the Partition. The complete museum opened to the public on 17 August 2017 in Amritsar. The Museum is a memorial to all those who lost their lives or loved ones in the largest mass migration in human history. TAACHT also has a strong focus on alternative education and research to protect and learn from our cultural heritage and history.