Kala Amb memorial site at Panipat would be developed as a national-level tourist destination- Ram Bilas Sharma.
Chandigarh, August 21–The Haryana Tourism Minister, Mr Ram Bilas Sharma, has said that the Kala Amb memorial site at Panipat would be developed as a national-level tourist destination during the Golden Jubilee year of the state’s inception. Besides, 48 sites would also be developed as tourist attractions under the Krishna Circuit project.
Interacting with media persons after presiding over a review meeting of the Tourism Department here today, Mr Sharma said that the Kala Amb site would be developed with assistance of the Central and Maharashtra Governments. About 75,000 Maratha soldiers from Maharashtra had laid down their lives at Kala Amb in the Battle of Panipat in 1761.
Replying to a question, the minister said that on the pattern of the ‘parikrama’ of Govardhan Hill, 48 sites falling under 84 ‘kos’ as mentioned in the ‘Mahabharata’, would be developed under the Krishna Circuit project. These would include the areas between Saraswati river and GT Road. Special concessions would be provided to tourists at tourism centres and restaurants at various destinations during the ‘Swaran Jayanti’ year, he added.
Replying to another question, he said that Muni Tarun Sagar Ji Maharaj would deliver a discourse in the Vidhan Sabha complex on the first day of the Vidhan Sabha session on August 26, 2016.
Those present at the meeting included the Principal Secretary, Tourism, Dr Sumita Misra, Managing Director, Haryana Tourism Development Corporation, Mr. Sameer Pal Srow, and other senior officers of the department.