Tunnel found in Jahaz Haveli


ThA tunnel has been found in the Jahaz Haveli of Diwan Todar Mal here. The tunnel runs from ruins of the haveli to a well in fields nearby.

SGPC president Avtar Singh said the tunnel was found recently and after taking the haveli from the Punjab Virasat Charitable Trust, barbed wire had been put around it.

Pictures from a book were being matched with the haveli after which restoration would start, he added. SGPC members, scholars and persons associated with the restoration work would meet on May 23, said Avtar Singh.

A four-member committee formed to look after the restoration has been expanded to eight members.

The members include former SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar, Divya Gupta, director, INTEC, Delhi, Dr S.P. Singh, director, National Museum, Delhi, Raghujit Singh Virk, senior vice-president SGPC, Dr Balwinder Singh, School of Planning Board, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Navjotpal Singh Randhawa, Didar Singh Bhatti, MLA, Sirhind, and Anurag Singh. The committee would be coordinated by Dilmeg Singh, secretary, SGPC.

Randhawa recently donated the haveli to the SGPC with the help of SAD leaders, including MP and SAD president Sukhbir Badal. The haveli was purchased by the Punjab Virasat Charitable Trust in 2003.

Randhawa said the haveli was donated to the SGPC when some SGPC members approached him and assured to get it restored.

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