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ASI to maintain war memorials along Punjab border

Written by: Staff

Moga, Apr 8: The Archeological Survey of India (ASI) has decided to set-up a regional sub-centre at Ferozepur for preservation and maintainance of war memorials.

The sub-sentre will also help in maintaining the rich cultural heritage of the border areas of Punjab.

'' Upkeep of the historical buildings and war sites including the famous Ferozepur War Memorial and the Saragarhi Memorial are sites of importance and have to be preserved'', ASI, Director, Mr S P Singh said here yesterday.

Mr Singh was leading an ASI team on a three-day tour to Ferozepur, Hussainiwala, Faridkot and Mudki the native village of Lala Lajpath Rai.The team concluded its the trip yesterday.

After the tour, Mr Singh said that the ASI has decided to set up a regional sub-centre at Ferozpur. Joint efforts of the state government and people were required to retain the heritage and history of the border areas of the state, he added.

The team held several meetings with the state officials and the members of the Khewa Trust, which over the years has spent more than Rs 68 lakh for preservation of Sheesh Mehal, Moti Mehal, Quila Mubarak and other historical buildings.

The team also visited Quila Mubarak and Darbar Ganj.

Mr Singh assured the ASIs cooperation to khewa trust in maintaining the historical buildings saying that he would submit a report in this context to the authorities concerned so that adequate funds were made avaliable for preservation of these historical buildings.


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