Martial Arts School would be set up to commemorate the memory of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur near Lohgarh in district Yamunanagar-Manohar Lal.
Chandigarh, June 3 – Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that a Martial Arts School would be set up to commemorate the memory of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur near Lohgarh in district Yamunanagar. Also, Adi Badri, near Lohgarh, would be developed as a tourist destination at a cost of Rs. 15.26 crore.
The Chief Minister was speaking in a state level programme organised to mark 300th martyrdom year of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur in Lohgarh today.
He announced that keeping in view the spiritual and archaeological significance of Adi Badri, it would be developed as a tourist destination. With its natural beauty and historical significance, Lohgarh would also be developed as a tourist destination. He said that a 3-kilometre road connecting Adi Badri, the point of origin of Saraswati river, with Lohgarh would be constructed. Besides, a dam would also be constructed to ensure year-round supply of water to Lohgarh. He also announced that a two-kilometre long road and bridge connecting village Bhagwanpur and Lohgarh would be constructed on Som River.
The Chief Minister said that a facade that looks like a wall of fort would be constructed near the border of Himachal Pradesh and Haryana. Discussions on this issue would be held with Himachal Pradesh government. He also announced to give Rs one crore for development of village Bhagwanpur.
He said that the Shobha Yatra which commenced from Reasi in Jammu and Kashmir on May 31, reached Panchkula on June 2, 2016. Today, it passed through Ambala and reached Lohgarh Sahib. The Yatra would pass through different districts of the State in the next few days and reach Faridabad on June 9. It would then reach Mehrauli area in Delhi where Baba Banda Singh Bahadur was martyred.