Nature park-cum-monument to come up in Abohar

  • PTI, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jun 27, 2016 20:41 IST
Abohar is known to be home to the black buck too. (HT File Photo)

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday approved the upcoming nature park-cum-monument to be developed near Abohar in Fazilka district in the memory of legendary nature lover Amrita Devi Bishnoi and other residents from Bishnoi community.

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Meeting a delegation of Bishnoi community led by its President of All India Wildlife Protection Bishnoi Society, Sahab Ram Bishnoi, Badal gave a nod to the layout plan prepared by the state architecture department, which would include 363 inches (30 feet and 3 inches) high flame in the shape of trunk of a tree to symbolise the passion of Bishnoi community for the trees, said an official release.

Besides, a water body and statue of legendary tree lover Amrita Devi, who laid down her life along with her three daughters way back in 1730 to save green trees being cut by the Maharaja of Jodhpur at a place known as Khejarli in Marwar, Rajasthan, where all the 363 persons were killed for the sake of protecting trees from being axed.

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