Ludhiana, July 9
World premiere of a documentary film, ‘Pul Kanjri’, made by a city lawyer, Harpreet Sandhu, was held at the Pul Kanjri, a state heritage site, on the Amritsar border.
Member of Parliament (MP) Gurjeet Singh Aujla, Amritsar Deputy Commissioner Shiv Dular Singh Dhillon, Commissioner of Police Sukhchain Singh Gill (IPS), Deputy Inspector General (BSF) Birender Singh and Commandant (BSF) Mukund Lal Jha released the documentary at an impressive event held at the heritage site.
The documentary depicts monument ‘Pul Kanjri’ and its historic relevance to the era of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
Sandhu shot the documentary during the lockdown in May 2020 with an aim to promoting Pul Kanjri, built in 1800-1840 and at present situated near the Wagah Border, seldom visited by people from the state.
The movie begins with a message from the desk of Principal Secretary, Tourism, Punjab, Hussan Lal, IAS, who applauds the efforts of advocate Harpreet Sandhu and urge residents of the state to must watch this short film. MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla appreciated the work of Sandhu and said the documentary would help boost the state tourism as most of the people were unaware of the heritage site and it magnificently depicts the historic importance of the monumental site linked to Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
The Amritsar DC said it was a detailed documentary, showcasing the importance of the forgotten heritage in Amritsar and appreciated the dedicated efforts of Sandhu for making an excellent short documentary during the lockdown.
District and Sessions Judge, Amritsar, BS Sandhu, said such documentaries which promote the state’s rich and cultural heritage must be encouraged as a whole within society as it gives a message and help the youth to connect to their roots.
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