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A Patriotic Amritsari Affair

A Patriotic Amritsari Affair

Many tourists from across the world travel India to pay a visit to the holy Golden Temple, as a part of any other Amritsar tour package. They are taken around the city to see the prestigious Gurudwara, Jalliawala Bagh and on a visit to Wagha Border. But little did they know about the emotions and the sacrifice that people of Amritsar had to make during the war that ended in 1947 resulting in the partition of India and Pakistan. Which is when the Wagha border came into being and since then every day at dawn a flag down ceremony takes place to embark peace and harmony between the two countries.

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The ceremony begins with some extremely energetic, patriotic songs in the background, as the crowd starts humming and indulges into the aura of patriotism, the BSF marches firmly dressed in Khaki, full of energy and zeal. The army creates an environment of passive participation making the audience excited and involved. They finally march down to the gate for the closing ceremony, the gates of both the bordered countries, which were open, with the national flags high raised are lowered together at the same pace, just before the sunset. A shrieking trumpet sound echoes the environment, announcing the end of the ceremony.

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The Wagha ceremony is one of the most exciting things to do in Amritsar along with a tour of Jallianwala Bagh which sings the story of the Jallianwala massacre that took place in 1919. The bloodshed initiated by Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer was taken place in the Jallianwala Bagh, which was a common park for the civilians back then, now turned into a monumental property. The spine chilling tales of the horrifying attack is known by everyone in Amritsar. The city has experienced many downfalls, but nevertheless, it’s still ever-growing and ever-developing which has made it one the most desirable tourist destination in India.

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The Wagha ceremony is one of the most exciting things to do in Amritsar along with a tour of Jallianwala Bagh which sings the story of the Jallianwala massacre that took place in 1919. The bloodshed initiated by Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer was taken place in the Jallianwala Bagh, which was a common park for the civilians back then, now turned into a monumental property. The spine chilling tales of the horrifying attack is known by everyone in Amritsar. The city has experienced many downfalls, but nevertheless, it’s still ever-growing and ever-developing which has made it one the most desirable tourist destination in India.

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