In a statement, Mahesh Sharma said, “ As we prepare for remembrance of the “100 years of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre” in 2019, Jallianwala Bagh shall undergo necessary redevelopment and upgradation. Jallianwala Bagh shall continue to remind the young generation about the sacrifices made in freedom struggle.” The Government is planning to renovate the historical site by creating suitable infrastructure for providing basic amenities for the tourists, the Culture Minister said.
100 years of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre: A number of commemorative as well as constructive activities will be taken up during the remembrance period.
The commemorative coin and postage stamps will be released on 13th April, 2019 (the day the incident took place 100 years ago).
Ministry of Culture will organise cultural activities such as kavi sammelan, plays, exhibition, seminars, etc. across the country.
Creation of basic amenities for visitors
Work underway to renovate, upgrade and beautify the Jallianwalla Bagh Memorial, and develop Virtual Reality Theme Based show at the Memorial.
The Ministry of Tourism has already earmarked an amount of Rs. 8 crore under Swadesh Darshan Scheme for development of Virtual Reality Theme Based show at the Memorial which will be spent under supervision of the Committee and Ministry of Culture will provide additional funds, if required.