Chappar Chiri war memorial to be tourist destination soon

Firm to set up restaurant, library, swings for children in complex

Chappar Chiri war memorial to be tourist destination soon

An illuminated Fateh Burj at Chappar Chiri village in Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky

Sanjay Bumbroo

Tribune News Service

Mohali, October 24

In order to attract tourists, Fateh Heritage Private Limited, a private company, which has taken over the management of the Chappar Chiri war memorial, also known as Fateh Burj, which is built in the memory of Sikh General Baba Banda Singh Bahadur in Mohali, will set up a restaurant and other facilities in the complex.

The firm will set up a café shop, a Verka booth and a canteen at the historic complex.

Divulging details, Pankaj Bains, supervisor of the company, said in order to attract a large number of people to the monument, they had also decided to hold monthly events in which renowned Sufi singers of Punjab would be invited to perform. He said a library would also be set up where young denizens would be able to go through the history of Punjab and the Sikh literature. A light and sound show would also be held on Sundays.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA), apparently finding itself unable to maintain Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Memorial constructed during the tenure of the Shiromani Akali Dal in 2011, had decided to hand over the tallest ‘minar’ of the country to private players for its upkeep. Now, the management of the monument had been handed over to Fateh Heritage Private Limited for 15 years.

Bains said they had also installed colour changing lights and aviation lights on the monument. The aviation lights would make the monument more attractive when viewed from the aircraft as around 40 flights operate from the local airport.

He said a lift would also be installed in the monument which would go up to the second floor from where visitors would be able to view the city. They would also be printing the literature regarding the rich culture and heritage of Punjab and the Sikh history for visitors.

He said swings and slides would also be installed for children. An open air theatre would also be set up in the complex. The pond near the monument would also be cleaned.

Tribune Shorts


Top Stories

High court rejects bail plea of Akali leader Bikram Majithia in drugs case

High court rejects bail plea of Akali leader Bikram Majithia in drugs case

Majithia was earlier granted interim anticipatory bail and d...

Punjab polls: BJP to contest 65 seats, ally Amarinder Singh's party 37

For the sake of stability of country the alliance was important, say Punjab NDA leaders

Amarinder says he got a request from Pakistan that Sidhu sho...

Unvaccinated people, children below 15 not allowed at R-Day parade: Guidelines

Unvaccinated people, children below 15 not allowed at Republic Day parade: Guidelines

Police say people will have to adhere to all Covid protocols...

Navjot Sidhu calls AAP’s drive to select CM face ‘scam’, complaint lodged with poll panel

Navjot Sidhu calls AAP's drive to select CM face 'scam', complaint lodged with poll panel

AAP leader Raghav Chadha says Sidhu’s pain is that he got on...

Trapped in snowfall, two teenagers die of hypothermia in Dharamsala mountains

Trapped in snow, two teenagers die of hypothermia in Dharamsala mountains

Two other boys rescued and admitted to zonal hospital

Cities

View All