Chandigarh, Feb 14, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
To commemorate the completion of 257 years of existence of Patiala. Patiala Foundation through its iHeritage project in association with PHTPB conducted a heritage walk in the old city areas of Patiala.
The walk started from Shahi Samadhan moving through the Haveliwala mohalla,Chatta Nanumal, Bartan Bazaar,Sappanwali Gali, Darshini Gate and finally ending at the Qila Mubarak.
The Walk was organised to commemorate the 257 years of existence of the city of Patiala since the foundation stone was laid by the founder Baba Ala Singh on 12 February 1763.
The city has a rich heritage and cultural history and the walk took the participants through the various eras of the history related to each place.The participants reconnected to their forgotten heritage.
Mr Ravee singh Ahluwalia led the walk and also involved the public, students and participants towards the larger cause of heritage conservation and sensitised them towards its preservation by developing a sense of belongingness towards the city. He stressed upon the need to conserve and preserve the heritage against any defacement and damage caused in the name of senseless modernisation.
About Patiala Foundation iHeritage project
Patiala Foundation is working on various Social welfare projects since 2009.. Patiala Foundation has been accorded with Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (UN-ECOSOC) since 2018.
We had initiated our iHeritage Project (UN-SDG 15 &16) under which we are working towards the recognition of Heritage sites in the state of PUNJAB.
iHeritage is an initiative to motivate people to engage with their Heritage. Under this initiative, various engaging events have been conducted to create awareness about Heritage and culture.We have also signed a MOU with PHTPB for promoting the tourism and Heritage walk routes in the state of Punjab.
Events organised by Patiala Foundation under iHeritage Project
We had organized our 1st Heritage Walk from Shahi Samadhan to Qila Mubarak on 25th September 2016 in which more than 500 residents of the city had participated. The Heritage Walk was led by the then Hon’ble Deputy Commissioner Patiala and other dignitaries of the City and was well received by the citizens of Patiala, Punjab.
We had organized our 2nd Heritage Walk at Bhadurgarh Fort on 25th March, 2018 which was led by Hon’ble IG Range Patiala. We had organized our 3rd Heritage Walk at Village Ghuram on 30th September, 2018 which was led by Hon’ble Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Punjab.
We have organized our 4th Heritage Walk on 22nd Sept. 2019 at Dargah (Panj Peer), Samana which was led by Hon’ble Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Punjab and more than 1000 participants including School and College Students took part in this Walk.
We have organised our 5th Heritage Walk on 3rd November, 2019 at Sultanpur Lodhi on account of 550th Birth celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev ji.In addition to the above Heritage walks we are also conducting Heritage walks for 1200 students under our iHeritage “Know your City” project.