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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

Kang seeks Badal's intervention for completion of 'Saka Chamkaur'

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Rupnagar, January 12, 2013
First Published: 19:36 IST(12/1/2013) | Last Updated: 19:48 IST(12/1/2013)

Kharar MLA Jagmohan Singh Kang has sought chief minister Parkash Singh Badal's intervention for the completion of the theme park, 'Saka Chamkaur', being built at Chamkaur Sahib in Rupnagar district in memory of the elder Sahibzadas of Guru Gobind Singh and other Sikhs, who had attained martyrdom while fighting the Mughals in 1704.

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In a letter to the chief minister, Kang said the project at Chamkaur Sahib and another memorial to Mata Gujri and two younger Sahibzadas at Saheri village near Morinda were conceived by the Capt Amarinder Singh government in 2004 to commemorate the tercentenary of the martyrdom of the elder Sahibzadas.

Kang said that being tourism minister of the state he had supervised the work on the construction of the two projects.  

He said the first phase of the project was completed at a cost of Rs. 10 crore and was inaugurated by then chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh in December 2006. However, the projects had been hanging fire since the SAD-BJP government came into power in 2007, he alleged.

He said it was a shame that these projects were not completed by the government and were lying in a shambles. Kang said whatever party might be in power, such historically important projects should be completed in a time-bound manner.

Meanwhile, the chief minister's special principal secretary KJS Cheema along with senior officials visited the theme park at Chamkaur Sahib on Friday. He said the chief minister was taking a keen interest in the completion of the project and the construction of the incomplete portion would resume soon.    

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