CM Parkash Singh Badal Inaugurates Heritage Street At The “Guru Ki Nagri”

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”.

Punjab government works towards uplifting Rural Punjab

Punjab government has started the process of the overall development of villages with the maximum SC population. SC population of Punjab is 39% of the total population which is the highest in the country.

The development is happening under Prime Minister’s Adarsh Gram Yojana scheme which is for the development of rural areas. The spokesperson of the Punjab Rural Development Panchayats Department said that under this  scheme 34 to 50 percent population have been identified according to 2011 census and for the same Rs 3.80 Cr has been reserved.

Punjab government is keen on brining modern facilities to the village. In the first phase modern facilities like cemented roads, solar lights, dharamshalas, clean drinking water and sewerage facility etc will be provided with prioritizing villages with maximum SC pollution. This is a big step towards uplifting rural Punjab.

According to survey done by the Department, 1447 villages have 54 to 39 percent SC population, 1112 villages with 40 to 44 percent and 894 villages with 45 to 50 percent of SC population has been identified, which will come under this project.

Punjab Government Developing Adarsh Villages In The State

Punjab’s major portion consists of villages and these require a lot of development in terms of infrastructure, education, governance and more. The Punjab government has decided to uplift these villages and make them more advanced and a better place for the community where they can get all the facilities like clean safe water, park and playground for children, better schools and employment opportunities.

The government has been developing a huge plan with great aspirations for the state and the overall development of the rural areas which will lead to Adarsh Villages across Punjab.  District officers hae been informed about these Adarsh Villages and instructions have been given to start implementing this plan as earlier as possible in the best way.

To keep check the development on this plan, the government has also decided to create planning units at the Gram Panchayat Level. Under this plan Gram Panchayat would be the one that would formulate the development of the planning units with a numner of members which will include Sarpanch of the village, Panchayat Secretary, Gram Employment assistant, engineers, school teachers, workers and more. One the planning unit is created, the main focus would be on the transparency of the plans and the grants given to people.

Punjab government has been working hard to uplift the rural part of the society as well as the financial status of scheduled caste so that everyone has an equal opportunity for their development.