Committees to review content for Golden Temple Plaza galleries

  • HT Correspondent, HindustanTimes, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jan 12, 2016 11:26 IST

A special five-member committee led by Punjabi University vice-chancellor Jaspal Singh will review the authenticity of the historical audio-visual content to be presented in the galleries of the upcoming Golden Temple Plaza interpretation centre in Amritsar.

A panel of experts from Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) would scrutinise the religious content, Punjab tourism minister Sohan Singh Thandal said here on Monday after a highpowered committee led by him reviewed the concept paper of the interpretation centre.

Later, the minister told the media that the work on the plaza was in full swing and the concept included an open-to-sky courtyard and four galleries in the basement.

“The first gallery will present the preface to Sikhism, the second will showcase the shrine’s history in 3D, the third will display the daily activities in the Golden Temple, and the fourth will highlight Sikh values. Each gallery will accommodate 350,” he said, promising the visitors a larger-than-life, emotive experience in these galleries.

He said the committees would submit their findings within a period of three weeks.

Former Rajya Sabha MP Tarlochan Singh; Punjabi University V-C Jaspal Singh; Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee president Manjit Singh GK; SGPC chief secretary Harcharn Singh; DSGMC member Avtar Singh Hit; poet Surjit Patar; and Punjab tourism secretary Anjali Bawara were present.

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