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Golden jubilee of Punjabi suba: History comes alive through light and sound show at Town Hall

Unfolding many chapters of Punjab’s history and its growth, a blitz 3-D laser light and sound show was staged at the newly inaugurated Golden Temple Heritage Street on Tuesday night.

punjab Updated: Nov 03, 2016 14:59 IST
Usmeet Kaur
Golden jubilee
Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal, Union minister Arun Jaitley, CM Parkash Singh Badal enjoying the performances. (HT Photo)

Unfolding many chapters of Punjab’s history and its growth, a blitz 3-D laser light and sound show was staged at the newly inaugurated Golden Temple Heritage Street on Tuesday night.

The event was a part of the golden jubilee celebration of the Punjabi Suba, hosted by the State government, where majestic facelift of the complex was introduced to Union finance minister Arun Jaitley and the other dignitaries present. The high profile event showcased Punjab’s history on gigantic projection screens; it was a ‘colourful blend of technology and manual expertise.’

Apart from a play that took the audience back to the period of Mughals, Gurus, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, atrocities faced by Punjabis in the British era and Sikh genocide 1984; the major highlight at the event was the performances by Gurdas Maan and Jaspinder Narula.

The laser show depicted 1947 era of partition, where the sufferings of people of Punjab province was narrated. The entire show was dedicated to the coming generation, with Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal focusing on need to preserve the heritage and culture of Punjab.

“We have been working towards progress and development of Punjab in the past decade, and thus we thought it is our duty to preserve the rich cultural heritage, so that the next generation is proud of Punjab’s Virsa. We dedicate this tech-heavy Golden Temple Plaza and heritage stretch to the future generations,” said the CM.

“People who forget their history and heritage are bound to vanish with the passage of time. Youth should know about history of the state and it is our responsibility to educate them in this regard,” he added. Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal highlighted on the contribution of Punjab and Punjabis, towards the history of India and talked about the sacrifices made by Punjabis. He highlighted the setbacks Punjab has seen in the past 50 years, and how has it emerged as a developed state.

The chief minister and deputy chief minister felicitated prominent Punjabis in recognition for their outstanding contribution in different fields. The recipients included Union finance minister Arun Jaitley, Olympian Ajit Pal Singh, Olympian Abhinav Bindra, Olympian Balbir Singh Senior, General (Retd.) JJ Singh, ex- Lieutenant Governor Delhi Tajinder Khanna, SGPC member Kiranjot Kaur, singer Gurdas Maan, industrialists − Kamal Oswal, Rajinder Gupta, Pankaj Munjal, Rakesh Bharti Mittal and SP Oswal.

Family members of eminent heroes associated with Punjabi Suba Movement, including those of Sant Fateh Singh, Shaheed Darshan Singh Pheruman, Seth Ram Nath and Master Tara Singh were also honored.

The event was an high profile event, where Punjab BJP chief Vijay Sampla, Union food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, speaker of state assembly Dr Charanjeet Singh Atwal, cabinet ministers − Bikram Singh Majithia, Dr Daljeet Singh Cheema, Gulzar Singh Ranike,. Sohan Singh Thandal, Anil Joshi, Shawet Malik and more graced the event. The event concluded with a visual illustration showcasing the development works done by state government and fireworks show.