The museum built by Punjab government at Anandpur Sahib, Virasat-e-Khalsa, has become the most visited museum in the Asian sub-continent.
The minister of cultural affairs and tourism Charanjit Singh Channi on Saturday said the ‘Asia Book of Records’ has confirmed the record of ‘maximum footfall in a museum in a day’ in the name of Virasat-e-Khalsa which will feature in the next edition of Asia Book of Records. The museum has witnessed a record footfall of 20569 visitors on 20 March 2019.
“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,” Channi said.
The minister continued that the total footfall of visitors at Virasat-e-Khalsa, conceived to commemorate the prideful 550 years history and culture of Punjab and Sikhism, has crossed 10 million mark in just 7.5 years which is a matter of pride for Punjab.
Virasat-e-Khalsa, an iconic museum, stands out in terms of popularity, visitor footfall, architecture, grandeur and aesthetics; as also in its use of technology, infrastructure and world-class standards of maintenance and upkeep, he added.
The principal secretary tourism Vikas Pratap said, “Virasat-e-Khalsa has been doing exceptionally good on many other fronts too.” Elaborating, he said Virasat-e-Khalsa has been adjudged for the Second Prize by the Punjab Energy Development Agency in the ‘state-level energy conservation award competition’ for taking extra efforts for efficient utilization, management and conservation of energy. He said the town of Anandpur Sahib has witnessed a big boost in the economy ever since the inauguration of Virasat-e-Khalsa.