I have thoroughly enjoyed. To see another meet up of India and Pakistan. As a spectator of sub-continent it is my hobby like to watch India Pakistan cricket matches as I know the energy involved at there and set up created .
When it was told I will be in Punjab my next request was are we going closer to Pakistan Border?
My friends told we are going inside of Pakistan .wow.. Without VISA? I know how many questions it is asked when you fill a Visa request form if you are Pakistani origin and want to enter India and vise-versa.
This ceremony takes place every evening immediately before sunset at the Hussainiwala/Ganda Singh Wala border near Firozpur., which as part of the Grand Trunk Road was the only road link between these two countries before the opening of the Aman Setu in Kashmir in 1999. The ceremony starts with a blustering parade by the soldiers from both sides, and ends up in the perfectly coordinated lowering of the two nations’ flags. It is called the Beating Retreat border ceremony on the international level
One infantryman stands at attention on each side of the gate. As the sun sets, the iron gates at the border are opened and the two flags are lowered simultaneously. The flags are folded and the ceremony ends with a retreat that involves a brusque handshake between soldiers from either side, followed by the closing of the gates again.
in memory of the Indian freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru
he memorial was built in 1968 and is located 1 km from the border of India and Pakistan border, on the Indian side.
When you are going to the monuments you can clearly see remainders of rail road built in between Pakistan and India. Also over the bridge you will see the pedestals of old rail bride
Also next to current last railway station it clearly shows end of line .
Hai In India some street foods always deliver.I meant if you have not selected a right place your stomach would respond so badly.
By the way we tried all famous Pani poori in a well-known local seller in Firozpur.
Often called as the Saragarhi Memorial, the gurudwara is a protected monument. The temple was built to pay tribute to the Sikh soldiers who died in the fight against the Pathans. The temple narrates the story of Sikh valor in the battle of Saragrahi. The monument is encircled by many small and big cannons with the names of 21 soldiers inscribed on its walls. The Saragrahi battle is declared by UNESCO as one of the five most significant events of its kind in World History and is a place worth visiting.
The battle has frequently been compared to the Battle of Thermopylae, where a small Greek force faced a large Persian army under Xerxes I in 480 BC. In both cases, a small defending force faced overwhelming odds, fighting to the last man and inflicting an extremely disproportionate number of fatalities on the attacking force.
September 12 is a holiday like there in Punjab and I have visited the place just few days early on September 9th .It is like a religious activity for all Punjabi to honor at this place. The silence they kept in place and serenity just given me much love for the place and the people of the locality and nation .
In popular culture
A TV series, 21 Sarfarosh – Saragarhi 1897
As of December 2017, there are three Bollywood films being produced regarding the battle: