No authorities function in city, Amritsar Vikas Manch celebrate birth anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in the Ram Bagh
Composed by Kamaldeep Singh Brar
| Amritsar |
November 14, 2020 2: 52: 04 pm
An oil painting in which Maharaja Ranjit Singh can be seen wearing Kohinoor diamond, Timur Ruby and other precious gems (1841-42)
Diplomat, tourist and author Baron Hugel composed about his see to Amritsar throughout guideline of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, “Amritsar is now the wealthiest city in the northern India. It is bigger city than Lahore. The wealth of the entire Punjab appears collected in it and its terrific merchants have made it their residence. I felt agitated with various feelings as my elephant passed the city gates where Thanedar was waiting with numerous deputation of merchants to get me. Amritsar is most bustling of all cities in the Punjab, in every street the most beautiful production of India are semi showed for sale.”
Nevertheless, the city had no main function to commemorate the birthday of Maharaja Ranjit Singh on Friday. NGO Amritsar Vikas Manch (AVM) commemorated the birth anniversary of Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit in Ram that was likewise called business bagh.
” We had gone to Local Corporation Amritsar to check if they had any strategy to celebrate the birth anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. In 2015, corporation had actually held a brief function to celebrate the day however they forgot this year,” stated Principal Kulwant Singh Ankhi of AVM.
This year, Ranjit Singh has won ‘Greatest leader of perpetuity’ in the BBC World Histories Magzine poll in which Winston Churchill was also a candidate.
” Now when achievements of Maharaja has been commemorated by not just Sikhs but all the world, district administration or Local Corporation had no plans to increasing appeal of Maharaja Ranjit Singh even for the sake of tourist. Amritsar was the city which benefited most from the kingdom of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. He was to use Gold to Golden Temple,” said Ankhi.
” We are not in control of many of the historic structures connected to Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Tourism Department is in-charge of tradition of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. I do not know if they commemorated the day. But it is real that Amritsar as city should commemorate Maharaja Ranjit Singh,” said Amritsar mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu.
” When we requested for approval to commemorate the day from corporation at Ram Bagh, we were asked to take permission from authorities. We chose to hold a really small function to praise the gift of Ram Bagh provided by Maharaja to city,” said Ankhi.
Manmohan Singh Brar, Dr. Charanjit Singh Gumtala, Er. Daljit Singh Kohli, Er. Manjit Singh Saini, Sucha Singh Ajnala, Yash Pal jhabal, Ex District Education Officer Gurpartap Singh Guri, Yogesh Kamra and other members took part in function.
” Maharaja Ranjit Singh established the garden in the year 1819 over a huge piece of land which currently measures 84 acres on the same pattern of Shalimar Bagh of Lahore. He brought rare shaddy and ornamental plants and trees from the Neelgire Hill’s and Himalayan locations. Maharaja’s summer palace was likewise built in the centre of the garden which was utilized as the summer capital. Besides summer palace, four watch towers, three entryway deorhis, Hamaamghar (bathing swimming pool) and ‘barandaris’ were constructed in the garden.
Name of Ram Bagh was altered to business bagh by British.
” Ram Bagh remained in its best blossoming form till1990 After that the recklessness of the Municipal corporation Amritsar towards the maintenance the “Lungs of the city”, almost destroyed the business bagh. Presently the majority of the historic buildings remain in disarray. Under the patronage of the local politicians the majority of the garden is encroached by different organisations and clubs,” said Manmohan Singh Brar.
” We demand community corporation and district administration to should commemorate the birth anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Due to the fact that it would require its officials to look after legacy of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, which is weakening day by day. Also we must reveal some thankfulness towards the excellent king ever. As word about Maharaja Ranjit Singh is still spreading around the world, a growing number of tourists will come to Amritsar to know more about him. If we can’t remember his birthday then what would we inform to such visitors,” stated Ankhi.
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