Published On: Thu, Sep 3rd, 2015

World Bank team visits Amritsar to find site for Partition museum

AMRITSAR (3rd Sep) SNS : A five-member team of the World Bank took a tour of heritage sites of Amritsar on Wednesday with a view to check the possibilities of creating world-class museum about the Partition. The team visited five sites, including summer residence of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Panorama, Town Hall, Gobindgarh Fort and Chaali Khooh.

The Team, led by economist Lord Meghnad Desai, had Kishwar Desai, Malika Ahluwalia, Gitanjali Chaturvedi and Bindu Manchanda as its members. They have had a meeting already with the Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal regarding the museum.

The team members visited the deputy commissioner’s office, which is one of the monuments in the city from the British era, followed by the summer residence of Maharaja Ranjit Singh at RambaghGardens.

Kishwar said that they were in the city to observe and take a stock of heritage sites since Amritsar had a rich heritage, cultural and tourism significance. Amritsar DC Ravi Bhagat accompanied the World Bank team.