Walk to create awareness on heritage organised at Qila Androon in Patiala

Walk to create awareness on heritage organised at Qila Androon in Patiala

Participants during the heritage walk at Qila Androon in Patiala. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Tribune News Service

Patiala, November 28

The Patiala Foundation oraganised its sixth edition of annual heritage walk today at ‘Qila Androon’, which is part of the ‘Qila Mubarak’, a heritage fort under the iHERITAGE project.

The walk began at 10 am from Baba Ala Burj. After paying obeisance at the Baba Alaji jyot, the walk continued through the chambers of Qila Androon and other related places within the premises.

The chief functionary of the Patiala Foundation, Ravee Singh Ahluwalia, led the walk and took participants through the history of the Patiala dynasty.

Encouraging participants to work towards the larger cause of heritage conservation, he stressed upon the need to create awareness about history and culture among the younger generation.

The chief guest of the event was SSP (Vigilance) Mandeep Singh Sidhu while other participants included Patiala Civil Surgeon, Dr Harish Malhotra, traffic advisor (Punjab) Navdeep Asija and Patiala Foundation members, including SP Chand, Pawan Goyal, Rakesh Badhwar, Anmoljit Singh, Jaspreet Walia, Harpreet Sandhu, GS Sikand, Vikram Malhotra and Dr Nidhi.

Foundation volunteers, including Harshdeep Singh, Bharpur Singh, Sukhdarshanpalbir Singh, Jaskirat Singh, Madhur Verma, Rishabh, Shubham, Lovish Balana, Muskan, Simranjeet Kaur, Gurpreet Kaur, Palak and Abhinandan Mittal, ensured that proper Covid-related protocol was followed at the event.

Almost one-hour walk ended at the Durbar Hall. “We initiated iHERITAGE project under which work is being done for the recognition of heritage sites in Punjab. Besides, people are motivated to engage with their heritage under the project. Under this initiative, various engaging events have been conducted to create awareness about heritage and culture,” said Ahluwalia.

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