K’shetra to have state’s 3rd Sikh museum

Archaeology Department asks district administration to identify land for the project.

Kurukshetra, February 10

The state government has proposed a Sikh museum in Kurukshetra. The Archaeology Department has asked the district administration to identify land in Kurukshetra for the purpose...

...A district functionary said the demand for a Sikh museum was raised during a function at Kurukshetra University in November last year chaired by Khattar to plan functions for the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

Official sources said the proposed project would give a boost to spiritual and museum tourism. It was believed that Kurukshetra was the only place in Haryana to host at least five Sikh Gurus...

...“There are several old gurdwaras in Kurukshetra which Sikh pilgrims visit every year. A Sikh museum will be an added feature for visitors,” said the official.

In case it materialised, it would be the fifth museum in the city. Deputy Commissioner SS Phulia said efforts were on to identify two or three acres within Thanesar Municipal Council limits.

Hundreds of visitors arrived at Shri Krishna Museum and Kurukshetra Panorama and Science Centre every year. The cultural and museum Dharohar at Kurukshetra University was popular among visitors.

Another museum on the freedom struggle of 1857 at Kurukshetra University had been completed and its inauguration was awaited.

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