Giving a face lift to “Guru Ki Nagri”, Amritsar chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and his deputy Sukhbir Singh Badal as part of his dream project, revamps the once congested stretch of 8oo meter walkway from amritsar’s town hall to golden temple as a new “heritage” façade.
Making the city a magnet for tourism all across the globe, the Punjab CM expressed his devotion and loyalty with his new inception of Heritage Street.
A unique contribution is the name “seva”to the almighty guru’s, the façade of nearly 150 buildings on this road have been recreated in a uniform architectural theme which imparts the area a grand look akin to the 400 year old city of Amritsar.
The structures that have been raised along the route include replica of Parliament House along with the statue of Baba Sahib Ambedkar, a unique rock sculpture in front of Jallianwala Bagh lit with an eternal flame and statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the erstwhile ruler of Punjab are but a few to name. . A visual delight, the beauty is further enhanced in the night when the sparkling lights get amplified with twinkling stars in the sky.
Speaking on the occasion of its inauguration, Sukhbir said: “I thank the almighty for blessing me with the good fortune to do this sewa.” He even sought an apology for any shortcoming in the project.
“The heritage street project was completed in a record time. This is not the end of the project. It is just a beginning of the total beautification and transformation which the holy city would witness during the course of next five years.”
Many senior leadership of Sikh community came forward with showering high praises for the competition of the project
Akal Takht Jathedar Gaini Gurbachan Singh said, “God has blessed the Badal family. I observed that every Sikh here was praising this project and was saying thanks to Badals.”
Damdami Taksal head, Harnam Singh Dhuma said, “Dera Khalsa ji, the time has come. The whole Sikh community should be united and support Shiromani Akali Dal. We have to take more such services from them. We should not be become thankless. We should show regard for their efforts to build several memorials to remember our martyrs and gurus. Let us all come together by forgetting our differences and defeat those powers who have been dreaming to rule Punjab by hurting Sikh sentiments and designing conspiracies”.