Patiala, Nov 28, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
The Patiala Foundation conducted its Sixth HERITAGE WALK event at the QILA ANDROON part of the Patiala Fort on the 28th of November under the ‘iHERITAGE’ project.
The walk began at 10:00 am from Baba Ala Burj and after paying obeisance at the Baba Ala ji jyot , the walk continued through the chambers of Qila Androon and other related places within the premises. Mr Ravee Singh Ahluwalia, the chief functionary of the Patiala Foundation led this walk and took the participants through the history of the Patiala Dynasty.
Encouraging the participants to work towards the larger cause of Heritage conservation , he stressed upon the need to create awareness about history and culture among the younger generation.
The Chief Guest for the event was S. Mandeep Singh Sidhu ,SSP (Vigilance)and Dr. Harish Malhotra, Civil Surgeon, Patiala.Traffic advisor (Punjab) Sh Navdeep Asija ji also participated. Patiala Foundation members- SP Chand, Pawan Goyal, Rakesh Badhwar, Anmoljit Singh, Jaspreet walia, Harpreet Sandhu, GS Sikand, Vikram Malhotra were present along with the Foundation volunteers- Harshdeep Singh, Bharpur Singh, Sukhdarshanpalbir Singh, Jaskirat Singh, Madhur Verma, Rishabh, Shubham, Lovish Balana, Muskan, Simranjeet Kaur, Gurpreet Kaur, Palak, Abhinandan Mittal .
All the participants were grateful to Patiala Foundation for spreading awareness about our unexplored heritage about which they are totally unaware. 1 hour long walk ended at the Durbar Hall..
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.