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Chapter on Sham Singh Attariwala in school textbooks soon: CM

Press Trust of India  |  Amritsar 

Amarinder Singh said today that a chapter on Sikh warrior Sham Singh Attariwala would be included in school textbooks, and railway station and the integrated check post would be renamed after him.

Talking to reporters after paying floral tribute to Sham Singh Attariwala on his 172nd Martyrdom Day at the Gate-War Memorial here, the said that the state government would sanction Rs 10 lakh for the development of sports infrastructure and a museum in his memory.

The also paid tribute at Sham Singh Attariwala's memorial at his native village

He said the government had directed School Education Board to incorporate a chapter on the bravery of Attariwala in its syllabus, and had requested the National Council Of Educational Research And Training (NCERT) to include a chapter in its books.

He said that he had taken up with the railway minister the issue of renaming station after the great Sikh warrior, and had spoken to the on the re- christening of the integrated check post.

Sham Singh Attariwala, a general in Maharaja Ranjit Singh's army, was killed during the Anglo-Sikh war in 1846.

The chief minister also visited the ongoing Food Festival here. He suggested that Amritsar get a Lahore-like for connoisseurs to relish local varieties.

With Amrtisar being a major tourist destination, a food street of Punjab's cuisine would be a major attraction for visitors, the chief minister said and directed Tourism and Culture Minister to work on the project.

Sidhu promised to commence work on it on priority and announced that the will come up at within six months.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 19:10 IST