Ludhiana: Construction of in process memorial of freedom fighter Bhai Randhir Singh at the nearby Narangwal village is in its final stages and would be inaugurated by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal after its completion. Deputy Commissioner Ravi Bhagat visited the under construction memorial and issued necessary instructions to the staff and the contractor.
While providing information, DC Bhagat said that freedom fighter Bhai Randhir Singh was born at Narangwal and he played a vital role in the freedom struggle. He said that Bhai Randhir Singh was jailed in different jails in India and Pakistan for 16 years. He said that the Punjab government is constructing a memorial in his memory at his native place Narangwal (on Gujjarwal Road) with a cost of Rs 1.5 crore. He said that a 1.75-acre land has been given by the village residents for this memorial.
The DC said that a 60-feet high “Minar” (pillar) has been constructed, which would be visible from a distance. Similarly, a library, museum, reception, gate, and a landscaped lawn have also been developed at the memorial site. He said that a special board with information about Bhai Randhir Singh written on it would also be set up here. It is pertinent to mention that already, Ludhiana city has a colony named after Bhai Randhir Singh.
The foundation of this project was laid by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in 2011 and it would be inaugurated by him after its completion which is expected soon. The DC said that almost 90 per cent of the work has been completed and the remaining would be completed in next about two weeks. He said that the services of Bhai Randhir Singh Trust would be sought for the day to day functioning of this memorial. He directed the staff and contractor to make sure that the memorial is ready at the earliest. Prominent among those present on the occasion included SDM Dr Richa, DPRO Prabhdeep Singh Nathowal, from trust Kuldeep Singh (grandson of Bhai Randhir Singh), besides several other
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