The PTI-led provincial government of Punjab inaugurated a gallery for Sikhs at the Lahore Museum on Thursday.
The gallery was inaugurated by the Culture Minister Mian Muhammad Aslam Iqbal. One of the officials of the museum said that the launch of the gallery for Sikhs was meant to express solidarity with the Sikh community in and visiting Pakistan. Spiritual hymns of the Sikh tradition were recited at the opening ceremony of the gallery at the Lahore Museum.
The spokesperson further said that it was initially a temporary exhibit that was opened in September but has now been made a permanent part of the Lahore Museum.
One of the attendees of the inaugural ceremony said that a model of the Golden Temple in India and the sword of Maharaja Ranjit Singh are popular at the gallery.
It is pertinent to mention here that the religious scriptures, letters, and pictures dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries have also been showcased at the gallery.