Govt set to throw open several projects for public

Ahead of crucial Assembly election, the ruling dispensation is all set to open one project after another, besides organising state-level celebrations for Punjab Day on November 1 here.
The state government will throw open War Memorial on October 23. The entrance gate to the holy city while coming from Jalandhar side will be inaugurated on October 24.
“The same day, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal will lead representatives of all media houses for a walk on Heritage Road, which will start from Town Hall and end at the Golden Temple,” this was stated by Deputy Commissioner Varun Roojam today.
The heritage road, which stretches from Town Hall to the Golden Temple, was beautified at a cost of Rs 200 crore will also be thrown open for the public on October 24. It envisages a no-vehicle zone from Phuwara Chowk to the Golden Temple.
In a bid to restore heritage of the holy city, the areas surrounding the Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh have been spruced up to international standards.
Phuwara Wala Chowk will showcase a statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, besides a fountain with artificial waterfalls, animations and a computerised show.
Façade of buildings on the road have either been painted red, or spruced up with red sand stone under a uniform theme and signage.
All cabinet ministers, MLAs, chairmen of all corporations and boards will walk down the Heritage road on October 25.
In order to commemorate creation of Punjab state on the basis of language, a gala function will be organised on November 1.
A public rally will be held at Ranjit Avenue in the morning and another gathering at Town Hall in the evening on November 1.
The district administration, in cooperation with other departments and agencies, has made elaborate arrangements to celebrate the event.
Several programmes will be organised to commemorate the day. These programmes include Punjabi folklore, chaste Punabi speaking, folk dances, songs and instruments, traditional sports competitions, waar gayan, kawishri, poetry recitation, painting, essay competitions on the history of the formation Punjabi Suba, exhibitions depicting Punjabi culture and traditions, fairs symbolising rich and vibrant culture of the state, media walk on the heritage road, documentary films on heroes of the land, publication of books chronicling the history of Punjabi Suba and others.
Online Punjabi teaching portal will also be launched to mark the occasion. Much awaited project ‘Sadda Pind’ (Punabi heritage village) will be inaugurated on the Punjabi Suba Day.