100-yr-old Ghanta Ghar is dying

When this correspondent visited the place this morning, a couple of children and women were relaxing at the front steps at the end of their shopping spree. And the space near the iron grill around the building was littered with garbage, very similar to a dirty street. It presented at perfect picture of utter neglect.

Even the foundation stone plaque has been damaged. It states that the foundation stone of Ludhiana Victoria Memorial was laid by Mr Dewan Chand, Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, at the special request of the Victoria Memorial Subscription Committee. The dateline is not readable anymore because of the damage which is being caused to the building. This correspondent remembers having read the date, which was sometime in 1904, only a few months ago.

Some people have made the historical building their night shelter and hang around it in the daytime as well. The scatter garbage inside the building. 

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