Ludhiana: Taking a cue from the efforts made by Punjab government in preserving our rich culture and history, Balvir Kaur of Daddahoor village is also collecting decades old utensils. She is collecting these utensils for showcasing them to the coming generations. She said that these utensils include Paraat, lamp, perfume bottles, tea set, weighing scale, paper weights, buckets, chairs, plates, jugs, tiffins, besides several others. All these things have been in Balvir’s family for the last several years. She further said that they do not use these utensils on daily basis and only display them whenever any relative comes. She said that she is having one utensil made up of clay which is more than 200-year-old and has been in the family since ages.
This particular utensil was being used to cook chapatis. She said that earlier she used to collect these items as a hobby which has turned into full-fledged passion now. She said that she is committed to preserve our rich heritage and culture. She said that the present generation is totally unaware about all these items. Balvir Kaur said that she uses lime mixed with ash to clean these utensils, which is also a traditional way of cleaning utensils. Balvir Kaur said that she would never sell or give away these utensils to anyone and would make sure they stay in the family for generations to come. She also appreciated the efforts of Punjab government in preserving our rich culture and history. She said that a museum should be constructed at the local level where all these items could be put to display.
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