- In a bid to promote religious tourism in Pakistan, life-size sculpture of Ranjit Singh was unveiled at Lahore Fort near the haveli of Maharani Jinda.
- The statue was installed in the memory of 180th death anniversary of Ranjit Singh.
- Maharaja Ranjit Singh is celebrated as a figure of valor and bravery in Punjab.
- He was the leader of the Sikh Empire, which ruled the northwest Indian subcontinent in the early half of the 19th century.
The inaugural ceremony of unveiling the statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh was held at Lahore Fort near the haveli of Maharani Jinda. The ceremony was conducted on the 180th death anniversary of the Sikh Maharaja.
The chief guest was Minister for Tourism Punjab Raja Yasir who said that the government was taking steps towards improving tourism and special attention was being given to religious tourism.
Kamran Lashari Director General Walled City Lahore Authority, Bobby Singh president SK foundation, and Faqir Saif ud Din were also present at the ceremony.
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Faqir Saif ud Din said that the statue was prepared in bronze fiber and students from NCA and Naqsh school if arts worked on the statue.
Director General Walled City Lahore Authority Kamran Lashari said that it was a good effort by SK Foundation UK to help Pakistan in promoting religious tourism and more steps would be taken to promote religious tourism keeping in view the vision on the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
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Bobby Singh who had sponsored the statue said that he was honored and loved by the people of Pakistan and he would be doing more to promote religious tourism.
As part of Religious Tourism in Pakistan, on the occasion of 180th death anniversary, Walled City Lahore Authority, Govt of Punjab, has facilitated the installation of 8ft Statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in the Lahore Fort.
The Punjab Tourism Minister was the Chief Guest today at the Ceremony attended by many Sikhs from Amritsar. The Statue has been donated by Bobby Singh from the UK and sculpted by local artists.
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