VP Venkaiah to pay homage to martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh

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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will pay homage to martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh massacre on the centenary of the gruesome incident at the Jallianwala Bagh Memorial, in Amritsar, Punjab tomorrow. Mr Naidu will release a Commemorative Coin and Commemorative Postage Stamp.

The event is marked to observe the centenary of the massacre in which hundreds of innocent men, women and children were killed by Brigadier General Reginald Dyer, during a peaceful meeting at the park on 13th April, 1919.

Mr Naidu will also visit an Exhibition on the massacre organised by the Bureau of Outreach and Communication, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at the Memorial.

It was declared a national memorial by an Act of Parliament titled Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Act, 1951. It is managed by the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Trust, JBNMT. (AIR NEWS)