Exhibition on 100 years of Jallianwala Bagh tragedy begins at NZCC Patiala

Patiala, 22 September 2019, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)

Jallianwala Bagh Centenary Commemoration Exhibition (1919–2019) today begins on Sunday at North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala. This Exhibition was jointly organised by the Government of Punjab and the Partition Museum, Amritsar.

The initiative for this multimedia exhibition came from the Chief Minister of Punjab, Captain 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.

Assistant Commissioner (G) Patiala Mrs. Ismat Viay Singh inaugurated the exhibiton at NZCC and called upon genrel public and students to come forfard to see the historic exhibiton. She exhorted the youth that they must have deep understanding of our history and events that shaped it.

She said that the exhibiton brought alive the valuable contributions made by our grate leaders. The entry to the exhibiton would be free and it will be open till Oct 3rd.

Ms. Pari Baishya, Operations Officer, The Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust, New Delhi said that After exhibiting in five different cities namely Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Bhatinda and now in Patiala, the exhibition will thereafter travel to SAS Nagar (Mohali) next month. The Exhibition focuses on the history of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

She said that 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, she added.

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