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Ramdaspur, founded by Guru Ram Das in 1577, is now known as Amritsar

Priyanshi Choudhary, student of Saksham Sanchar Foundation shared her experience with the travel blog to Amritsar.

Amritsar a city located in Punjab, India, approximately 575 km from my hometown, Jaipur. During my visit, I chose to explore three significant sites:

 – The Golden Temple,

 – Jallianwala Bagh,

 – and the Attari Border (also known as the Wagha Border in Pakistan).

 My personal interest in geo-political relations between India and Pakistan drew me to Attari. Upon arrival at 1 pm, I was struck by the high temperature, but the enthusiasm of the BSF soldiers and the patriotic songs played over the speakers was infectious, energizing the crowd. The Indian side was bustling with people, while the Pakistani side had barely 50 visitors, a stark contrast. 

The Golden Temple, a spiritual hub, has a rich military history, including the infamous Operation Blue Star in 1984, when the Indian army attacked the temple to remove Sikh separatists. The operation, ordered by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, resulted in the deaths of over 80 soldiers and hundreds of pilgrims. The temple was rebuilt by Indian armed forces personnel.

 Lastly, Jallianwala Bagh, a beautiful garden, serves as a poignant reminder of the bravery of Indian citizens, with bullet marks on the walls still visible.

 In conclusion, everyone has a unique interest, and mine lies in military history. The architectural landmarks and historical sites of each region speak to the bravery and resilience of its people, shaping our identity and reminding us of our heritage.”



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