Amritsar’s Fort Gobindgadh to go digital

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Published: December 12, 2016 4:12:01 PM

The historic Fort Gobindgadh is all set for a touch of digitisation and virtual reality technology which will bring alive its heritage and tales of bravery

Fort GobindgadhFort Gobindgadh

Amritsar, known for its martyrs of Jallianwala Baugh and the Golden Temple, will soon have another addition to its offerings. The historic Fort Gobindgadh is all set for a touch of digitisation and virtual reality technology which will bring alive its heritage and tales of bravery. This venture is the undertaking of actress and director Deepa Sahi, through her company Maya Digital in a 15-year public-private partnership with the Government of Punjab.

A blueprint of the legacy of the fort has been prepared by Sahi’s team and stories and displays in the fort will bear witness to the grandeur and rich vein of culture that Amritsar was known for. The initial phase of the project will see half a portion of the fort being made open to the public from December 13, 2016.

Commenting on the project, Sahi said, “Being a Punjabi I always wanted to do something to promote the varied culture of Punjab. I was working on a historic project when I got to know that Punjab Government is planning to do something about the legacy of Fort Gobingadh. When I realised that, I made a proposal to the Punjab Government and received a positive response following which I began working on the project. We have used many latest technologies to display the rich history of the Fort and its erstwhile rulers and I am sure people will like it. It is my dream that we have more tales to tell of India and wonders to talk about other than just the Taj Mahal.”

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