March 30, 2023

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Documentary film, “The Bathinda Fort” released by Harjot Singh Bains on World Heritage Day at Partition Museum in Amritsar

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Amritsar, April 18, 2022: Worldwide release of the Documentary Film titled, “The Bathinda Fort”, to promote Punjab Tourism Heritage Site, by Tourism & Cultural Affairs Minister Punjab Harjot Singh Bains, along with Director of the film Harpreet Sandhu, in Amritsar on eve of “World Heritage Day”

The short Film depicts Bathinda Fort, the magnificent Historic Monument of National importance and the oldest surviving Fort in India built around Sixth century. This fort has historical relevance related to the first women Empress Razia Sultan, who was kept as a prisoner in this fort, later she escaped by jumping from a balcony. This three storied structure Fort has been designed purely in Mughal design and is worth to witness. This Fort is also known as Govindgarh Fort, having a historical relevance with Tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, who visited this Fort in year 1705.

Tourism & Cultural Affairs Minister Punjab Harjot Singh Bains, after releasing the online documentary stated the film to be a meaningful documentary showcasing the glimpse of this Heritage Site and said that, this Documentary will definitely help in boosting Punjab Tourism as most of people are still unaware of this Heritage site in Bathinda. He also appreciated the dedicated efforts of film maker Harpreet Sandhu for this excellent documentary which will help to promote Punjab’s rich and cultural Heritage and help the youth to get into their roots.

Film Director, Harpreet Sandhu said that I thank Almighty for giving me strength in accomplishing this Documentary. He further stated that his passion for photography of heritage sites encouraged him to utilize his time constructively during lockdown and with a sole aim to project this Heritage site of Punjab Tourism “The Bathinda Fort” within people of Punjab and the Punjabi’s settled across the Globe.
were also present during the event of release of Documentary on the eve of World Heritage Day in Amritsar.

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