Amritsar (pronunciation; Punjabi:ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਸਰ; Punjabi pronunciation:[əmːɾɪt̪səɾ]), historically also known as Rāmdāspur and colloquially as Ambarsar, is a city in north-western part in India and the administrative headquarters of the Amritsar district in the state of Punjab.
According to the 2011 census, the population of Amritsar was 1,132,761. The city is situated 217km (135mi) northwest of state capital Chandigarh. It is near Pakistan, with the Wagah Border being only 28km (17.4mi) away. The nearest city is Lahore, the second largest city in Pakistan, located 50km (31.1mi) to the west.
Amritsar is home to the Harmandir Sahib (commonly known as the Golden Temple), the spiritual and cultural center for the Sikh religion. This important Sikh shrine attracts more visitors than the Taj Mahal with more than 100,000 visitors on weekdays alone and is the most popular destination for non-resident Indians (NRI) in the whole of India. The city also houses the Akal Takht, the highest seat of earthly authority of the Khalsa, and the committee responsible for the upkeep of Gurdwaras.
Built at ₹150 crore on 7acre on the AmritsarAttari road, the memorial was reopened for visitors in June this year ... Amritsar The Punjab government has released ₹10.8 crore for the construction of the 8th gallery at the state-of-the-art Punjab StateWar Heroes Memorial-cum-Museum in the holy city of Amritsar.
Kapil Sharma has shared an old pic from his college days, and boy we are struggling to spot him. By Urmimala Banerjee Published. July 16, 2021 9.03 AM IST... It is from his theatre days. We can see him sitting with his friends after a musical rehearsal ... Kapil Sharma studied at Hindu CollegeAmritsar and Appejay College of Fine Arts in Jalandhar ... .
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Visitors to Amritsar considered it a sacrilege to return without touching the Bagh’s sacred earth. Jallianwala Bagh loomed large in my imagination when I was sent to Amritsar in 1940 to join Hindu College to study for a Bachelor of Arts degree ... But Datta’s father had a substantial business establishment in Amritsar and he did his schooling there.
Sometime in mid-August 1947, my grandmother, Abnash Kaur, then about 12 years of age, boarded a train with her family from Lahore in what is now Pakistan... Pakistan and India ... The Partition Museum of Amritsar has a digital exhibit with Google Arts and Culture that provides an interactive overview of how a typical partition train journey would go ... .
As many as 60 students participated in the painting competition organised by the school ...Art teacher Pardeep Kaur lauded the efforts of all participants ... Doon International School, Amritsar. With the aim to develop students’ motor, language and social skills, Doon International School, Amritsar, conducted various art activities for students ... ....
KARACHI ... He was 76 ... He wrote for weekly Outlook, The Star and later Dawn under various pseudonyms ... Born into a family in Amritsar, where reading, art, culture and discussions were encouraged, Husain was educated in Paris, Ankara and Karachi ... Besides his taste for literature, art and music, he was also known for his love for culinary ... .