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DC asks Education Department to arrange visit of students during nine day Jallianwala Bagh Exhibition from August 10-18

Punjab Tribune Bureau | August 04, 2019 03:26 PM

Move aimed at inculcating a sense of patriotism amongst the students

JALANDHAR: In a step aimed at apprising the students about the national freedom struggle, the Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma has asked the Education department to ensure the maximum presence of students during Jallianwala Bagh exhibition from August 10-18.

In a communiqué to the Education Department, the Deputy Commissioner said that the department of Culture Affairs, Archives, Archaeology and Museums along with the Partition Museum, Amritsar was organizing Jallianwala Bagh centenary Commemoration Exhibition in Desh Bhagat Yaadgar Hall from August 10-18, which would showcase the massacre through original materials in the form of newspapers, reports and photographs of that time. He said that the students from the schools across the district must be made to visit this exhibition for inculcating a sense of patriotism amongst them. Sharma said that nation would always remain indebted to the massacre victims, who laid down their lives to give Indian freedom struggle a strong lease of life, eventually culminating in the ouster of the British from India.

The Deputy Commissioner categorically said that the sacrifice of the martyrs of Jallinawala Bagh massacre marked a decisive step towards ending the British rule in India. Sharma said that the massacre took place on April 13, 1919, when a crowd of non-violent protestors, along with Baisakhi pilgrims, were subjected to unprovoked and brutal firing by the troops of the British Indian Army, commanded by General Dyer. He said that this inhuman massacre proved to be the last nail in the coffin of the barbaric British rule.

 The Deputy Commissioner said that more than 1000 people were believed to have died in the action, which left the nation shocked to its core and paved the way for a widespread public rebellion. He said that it was very important to appraise our younger generations about this tragic incident as this massacre ignited the national freedom Movement thereby leading to the freedom of the country from the British imperialism. Sharma said that this barbaric incident became a turning point in India’s struggle for independence adding the impact of this tragedy was so severe on the minds of people that hatred against the Britishers enhanced manifold.

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