Ghadar activists to be remembered in the Sikh museum through portraits

Context: Central Sikh Museum at Golden Temple, Amritsar would house the portrait of the Ghadar Revolutionaries.

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  • Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) had not given much recognition to the Ghadar Revolutionaries.
  • Sikh Diaspora from countries such as Canada has also demanded recognition of Ghadar Revolutionaries by SGPC.
  • A special program dedicated to the Ghadar Revolutionaries – Ghadri Yodhe, would also be scheduled at Bhai Gurdas Hall.
  • January 11 would be acknowledged as Shahidi Diwas as a revolutionary named Baba Mewa Singh Lopoke waw hanged on this day in 1915.
  • Also, other prominent Ghadarites such as Baba Sohan Singh Bhakta & Bhai Jawand Singh would also be featuring among the portraits.

About Central Sikh Museum

  • It was set up in 1958 in Amritsar.
  • It shows the paintings of prominent Sikhs such as Gurus, warriors, Revolutionaries, etc who have contributed towards the development of Sikh religion.
  • It has a rich collection of coins, old arms and ancient manuscripts.
  • The Museum contains paintings by great Sikh artistsrare pencil sketchesmusical instruments, rarest stringed instrument and guns of Sikh Raj.
  • The museum has been divided according to the Sikh History. In the very first hall, the life and style of Sikh Gurus, Hindu and Muslim Saints have been described through portraits.
  • The second room shows the travels (Udasis) of Guru Nanak and some photos of rare artwork on the walls of Gurdwara Baba Atal Rai.

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