Jallianwala Bagh centenary commemoration exhibition at NZCC
Gurjit Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Patiala
Jallianwala Bagh Centenary Commemoration Exhibition (1919–2019) on Sunday, 22nd September at 11.00 AM, 2019 at North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala will be inaugurated by Assistant Commissioner (G) Patiala Ismat Vijay Singh on behalf of DC Patiala. This Exhibition is the result of a collaboration between the Government of Punjab and the Partition Museum, Amritsar. It is informed by Pari Baishya, Operations Officer, The Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust, New Delhi.
Baishya said that the initiative for this multimedia exhibition came from the Chief Minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh, Charanjit Singh Channi, Minister of Technical Education & Industrial Training, Employment Generation, Tourism & Cultural Affairs with the active support of the Principal Secretary, Vikas Pratap, and Chief Executive Officer, Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board, M.S. Jaggi.
She informed that the Exhibition will be inaugurated by Ismat Vijay Singh, Assistant Commissioner (General) on Sunday, 22nd September at 11.00 AM, 2019 at North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala. It will be open for public until 3rd October, 2019 and will have free entry. After exhibiting in five different cities namely Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Bhatinda and now in Patiala, the exhibition will thereafter travel to SAS Nagar (Mohali) next month. The Exhibition focuses on the history of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
She said that the Partition Museum’s research has uncovered a number of original materials in the form of newspapers, reports and photographs from that time. This exhibition draws all of this into a larger historical narrative that begins with the events leading up to the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, and ends with a look at its aftermath. This exhibition will also tell the story of Punjab in 1919 in a new way—through its impact on people’s lives. The exhibition also focuses on the fact that the Jallianwala Bagh massacre was one part of a much larger system of colonial oppression in Punjab that lasted for months, even years, she added.