Virasat-E-Khalsa awarded for footfall of 20569 visitors, listed in ‘World Book of Records’
Chandigarh, November 25
Virasat-e-Khalsa, the state-of-the-art museum built by the Government of Punjab at Sri Anandpur Sahib, has capped an extraordinary year by touching another milestone of getting listed in annual reference book, the ‘World Book of Records’ for the record of maximum footfall of visitors in a museum in a day.
Minister for Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Punjab, Charanjit Singh Channi received the award from the delegates of ‘World Book of Records’ who had specially flown in to present the award at the ceremony organized. The museum had witnessed a footfall of 20569 visitors on 20th March 2019.
Proclaiming this here on the twin occasion of the aforesaid record citation and Inaugural Day Celebrations of the museum being organized at Virasat-e-Khalsa, the minister said, “This is the 4th back to back award that has been bestowed on Virasat-e-Khalsa this year for the record visitor footfall; coming close on the heels of its listing in ‘Limca Book of Records’ and ‘India Book of Records’, ‘Asia Book of Records’ and award of ‘Certificate of Excellence’ by Tripadvisor.com, a travel website ranked amongst the world’s largest”.
The successful conduct of different events at Virasat-e-Khalsa in the year has only coaxed them to contemplate holding more of such events at museum consistently. The captivating beautification of its towering facades, water body, pathways and other facets with decorative lights on the eve of Diwali & on Parkash Purb last week pulled local crowds for its magnificent twilight panoramic view and received rave views from the public.
“With its record making spree, the museum is primed for greater glory. We will now vie for the elusive ‘Guinness Book of World Records”, the Minister said.