Pak to preserve freedom fighter Bhagat Singh's birthplace

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Lahore, Feb 13: The freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, who sacrificed his life for the independence of India, was born in 1907 in Jaranwala Tehsil, Punjab.

According to a report, Pakistan is all set to preserve freedom fighter Bhagat Singh's birthplace at Chak No 105 GB in Bangay village as a heritage site.

The decision has been taken by the Faisalabad district administration. The district administration have also constituted Lyallpur Heritage Foundation for research and preservation of the site.

The house where Bhagat Singh was born, still has some of his family's belongings

Besides preserving Bhagat Singh's birthplace, campaign has also plans to preserve the history and renovation of 45 historical buildings in the area.

The report said that the house where Bhagat Singh was born, still has some of his family's belongings, including his mother's spinning wheel; a big copper paraat (kneading tray), two wooden trunks and a heavy closet of steel.

His home now belongs to advocate Muhammad Iqbal Virk, whose family has put efforts to keep the objects safe.

Bhagat Singh's nephew, Jagmohan Singh, who is in Ludhiana, said India should also participate with the help of UNESCO.

"Thanks to the Virk family for preserving the place for so long, it's a reflection of our common heritage, struggle and history," he told HT.

Singh was hanged 82 years ago by the British along with Sukhdev and Rajguru for his revolutionary activities during the freedom struggle.

On March 23, 1931, following his trial for involvement in the 'Lahore conspiracy case', the British government hanged him at Shadman Chowk.

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