Uttarakhand News

1902 Pauri jail to be turned into Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali museum

The old jail situated in the heart of Pauri town which was established in 1902 during the British regime will soon be converted into an museum named after the legendary Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali. The transformation of the jail into museum will start once the registry of land and its transfer to the State cultural affairs department is completed. An amount of Rs. 8,02,000 has been released by the State Cultural Affairs department for this project in addition to the Rs. 7,14,525 paid to the jail department for the land acquired.

The museum project received a major boost after Union cultural affairs minister sanctioned Rs. 30 crore to Uttarakhand in response to the appeal of chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. Of which, Rs. 20 crore will be used to setup museum in Tehri, the remaining will be used to establish museum in Pauri. Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali (1891-1979) is an legendary soldier who served in the British army and is famously known as the ‘Hero of Peshawar’ when he defied the order to shoot on unarmed civilians.

Inputs from Daily PioneerĀ