Two senior Punjab ministers — Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa and Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa — have demanded that Batala ought to be created as twenty fourth district of the state to honour the want of the individuals and general improvement of this space. In a letter to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, they underscored that Batala was a historic city however didn’t get the main focus it deserved. The two ministers mentioned together with this the historic cities of Fatehgarh Churian and Hargobindpur or Ghuman ought to be made new sub-divisions of the brand new district.
They identified that Batala is a vital metropolis of Punjab with wealthy historic, spiritual, social and literary heritage. Batala was the oldest metropolis of Punjab after Bathinda which was based in 1465 and likewise the eighth largest metropolis within the state by way of inhabitants the place a Municipal Corporation was shaped final 12 months.
Stressing upon the historic heritage of Batala, they mentioned, “Guru Nanak Dev, the primary Guru, was married to Mata Sulakhni on this city on July 8, 1487.
Gurdwara Dera Sahib and Gurdwara Kandh Sahib are adorned in his reminiscence. Guru Hargobind, the sixth grasp, additionally got here to Batala to marry his son Baba Gurditta and in his reminiscence Gurdwara Sat Kartaria is adorned in the course of the city.
Both the ministers mentioned Batala was an vital metropolis of the Sikh Empire after Lahore and Amritsar through the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
They mentioned that other than the historic Kali Dwara Mandir and Sati Lakshmi Devi Samadh close to this city, it’s the historic website of Achal Sahib the place Achaleshwar Dham is adorned within the reminiscence of Lord Shiva’s son Kartik.
Guru Nanak Dev additionally interacted with Sidhs at this historic place.
The ministers mentioned, “From a cultural and literary point of view, there is no Punjabi across the globe who has not heard the name of the great Punjabi poet Shiv Kumar who added Batalvi to his name thereby adding to its eminence. The late poet is known in the literary field as Birha’s poet and Punjabi’s Keats.”
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