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Virasat-E-Khalsa Sets Record in Footfall; Most Capped Museum in Asia

Virasat-e-Khalsa, the pioneer museum depicting Punjab culture and Sikh history is all set to find a place in the Asia Book of Records.

Scripting yet another chapter in its rising glory, the museum has witnessed a record footfall of 20569 visitors on 20 March 2019.

Built by Punjab Government at Sri Anandpur Sahib, as per reports the information is set to feature in the next edition of the Asia Book of Records.

Making this announcement, Punjab Cultural Affairs and Tourism Minister , Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi said, “This, in fact, is the third entry of Virasat-e-Khalsa into record books, coming on the back of its listing in ‘Limca Book of Records-Feb 2019 Edition’ and ‘India Book of Records-2020 Edition’ in the current year.”

“The iconic museum stands out in terms of popularity, visitor footfall, architecture, grandeur and aesthetics,” stated Channi.

Channi also said that the ministry is now aiming to get Virasat-e-Khalsa featured in “Guinness Book of World Records”.

For the students and architects, Virasat- e-Khalsa is a case study for its features, Channi added.

Until now, including the Canadian PM, Mauritius President and ambassadors of various nations, over 10 million visitors have visited the museum in a short span of eight years of its opening.

Principal Secretary Tourism, Vikas Pratap said Virasat-e-Khalsa Museum has been adjudged for the Second Prize by the Punjab Energy Development Agency in a State-level energy conservation competition, for cutting down electricity consumption.

Located close to Takht Keshgarh Sahib, the Virasat-e-Khalsa Museum narrates the story of Punjab and Sikhism interactively using the latest technology and handcrafted artefacts.

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