Chappar Chiri war memorial, also known as Fateh Burj was built in memory of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur in Mohali. It was here that Banda Singh Bahadur, one of the most respected Sikh warriors, won a decisive battle against Wazir Khan, commander of the Mughal army. The heritage site will now be converted into a tourist spot with the addition of several facilities. Also Read: Vicky Kaushal Starrer ‘Sardar Udham’ Could Not Make It To Oscars 2022. Here’s Why!
Fateh Heritage Private Limited, a private company, which has taken over the management of the Chappar Chiri war memorial, will now set up a café shop, a Verka booth and a canteen at the historic complex to attract tourists.
In addition to that, the company will add a library to promote Sikh literature, hold monthly events in which renowned Sufi singers of Punjab would be invited to perform and set up a light and sound show for every Sunday. Also Read: Punjabi Lyricist Sarba Maan Blessed With A Baby Girl!
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA), which was earlier taking care of the site apparently found itself had decided to hand over the tallest ‘minar’ of the country to private players due to maintenance issues. Now, the management of the monument had been handed over to Fateh Heritage Private Limited for 15 years.
During the renovations, color-changing lights and aviation lights were also added which would now make the monument more attractive when viewed from the aircraft as around 40 flights operate from the local airport. There will also be a lift which would go up to the second floor from where visitors would be able to view the city. Also Read: You Won’t Believe How Much Afsana Khan Is Earning Per Week In Bigg Boss!
Lastly, swings and slides would also be installed for children. An open-air theatre would also be set up in the complex and a pond near the monument would also be cleaned. Hopefully, the addition of all these facilities and attractions promotes the culture and heritage like the company intends to instead of making it just another tourist spot, losing its significance!