Deputy Commissioner Surabhi Malik on Monday said that sincere efforts would be made to restore the pristine glory of the Maharaja Dalip Singh Memorial, commonly known as Bassian Kothi.
Accompanied by Additional Deputy Commissioner Amit Kumar Panchal, SDM Gurbir Singh Kohli, Surabhi Malik said that Bassian Kothi was a more than 200 year old monument of Sikh heritage, which was developed into a memorial in remembrance of Late Maharaja Dalip Singh, the last Sikh Maharaja.
It was at Bassian Kothi where Maharaja Dalip Singh was kept in captivity arrested by the British in 1849 prior to his exile. The Deputy Commissioner said that a proposal had been forwarded to the government for funds so that required work can be carried out.
Besides, she said that the CSR funds would also be utilized for maintenance and other works in the memorial. Malik said that the directions would also be issued to the schools and colleges of the district to send their students in the memorial so that the younger generation remained abreast with the history of the Punjab. Later, the Deputy Commissioner also took a round of the memorial.