In order to keep younger generations abreast with the supreme sacrifices of freedom fighters, the Punjab Government would soon build a State-Of-Art Lala Lajpat Rai Bhawan in the historic town of Jagraon where the Lala Lajpat Rai spent his childhood. The state government has approved a grant of Rs 1.57 crore.Besides this, the government has also released Rs. 5 lakh for the renovation of the ancestral house of Lala Lajpat Rai.While paying tribute to the legendary freedom fighter here, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said that this state-of-art Lala Lajpat Rai Bhawan would be built to his memory for future generations. The Deputy Commissioner was accompanied by Additional Deputy Commissioner (Urban Development) Sandeep Kumar, ADC Jagraon Dr Nayan Jassal, and SDM Jagraon Vikas Heera.
The Deputy Commissioner, who also inspected various sites for developing this state-of-the-art building in Jagraon, said that this monument would be a humble tribute to Lala Lajpat Rai.The Deputy Commissioner asked the officials to submit complete land records, building plans, designs and other documents of these sites at the earliest so that a detailed project report can be prepared and construction work can be initiated expeditiously.Sharma told that the state government would perpetuate the glorious history of this place for the coming generations and said that it has also released a grant of Rs 5 lakh for immediate renovation of the ancestral house of the Lala Lajpat Rai. He said that the Department of Cultural Affairs, Archives, and Archaeology & Museums would soon start the work here to preserve this national heritage.Earlier, the Deputy Commissioner also paid his rich tribute to the greatest freedom fighter of India at his ancestral house and also visited a museum and library.