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MEERUT:A 91-year-old man from Meerut whose last wish was to visit Sheikhupura in Pakistan was overwhelmed with the heart-warming response he received from the people across the border.
Amid the mounting tension between the two neighbouring countries, Krishan Kumar Khanna got a Pakistani visa after a leading newspaper carried a story about him in April this year.
91-year-old Meerut man visits birthplace in Pakistan
Sheikhupura is the place where Khanna grew up before the Partition. He and his family members were rescued from the rioters by the Army at the time.
“I am still awestruck by the warm welcome I received in Lahore and Sheikhupura, where locals addressed me as the ‘real owner’ of the house and shops that once belonged to my family,” he was quoted in a TOI report.
“I just had to say, I am from Hindustan and their eyes would light up,” he said, adding, “People in Pakistan gave me the kind of love and respect that I had never imagined,” Khana was further quoted in the report.
“My perception about the people there has changed. All those I met had nothing against India or Indians. It is politics that has ruined everything,” he was quoted.
B. Chandralekha, IAS , DM Meerut filling form for guinness world record for Longest painting by numbers. The painting will be of 1300 meter long and will break the previous record of 959.35 m (3147 ft 5 in) long and is entitled “Birds and Wetlands” . In this record breaking attempt the theme would be “Aquarium” which will be made by 3000-4000 people.
B. Chandrakala after resuming the charge as DM Meerut has been innovative in doing things to make people of meerut more constructive and positive. She is all ready to have ” I Love Meerut” week where all citizens of Meerut where ever on globe they are to participate constructively. The details will be available soon.
She being the Vice Chairman of the world record creating committee requested to participate in this record breaking event. The details could be found from http://guinnessrecordbymeerut.com/ .
The registration form for the event also could be found on the above mentioned site.
1. Augharnath Mandir
Also known as Kalipatan Mandir, the Augarhnath Mandir is an important historical site in Meerut. The temple is although not a much frequented religious site was one of the centers where the mutineers planned their operations during the 1857 rebellion of India. The temple also has a memorial which was built in the honor of the 1857 revolutionaries.
The ancient town of Hastinapur was once a booming capital of the Kuru kings in ancient India. The town is famous for being the birthplace of the Pandavas, the protagonists of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. The son of emperor Ashoka also built various temples around the city during his reign. Hastinapur is also famous for its Jain temple which belongs to the Digambar sect and various other Hindu temples.
3. St. John’s Church
Located in the cantonment area, St. John’s Church was established by the East India Company in 1819. The church was built in a neo-colonial style of architecture and is considered as one of the oldest churches in Northern India. The church was also the site of few battles between Indians and the British during the revolt of 1857.
While being an important industrial town, Meerut in Uttar Pradesh is also one of the important ancient cities mentioned in the Puranas. The above-mentioned attractions are the best of the historical monuments located in Meerut. The various temples at Hastinapur to the historical sites like Augarhnath Mandir are a must visit in Meerut.