Asia Book of Records Current Affairs - 2019
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Virasat-e-Khalsa museum located in Anandpur Sahib town in Punjab is set to find a place in Asia Book of Records for becoming most visited museum in Asian sub-continent on a single day. Museum witnessed a record footfall of 20,569 visitors on a single day on 20 March 2019.
Asia Book of Records confirmed that record of ‘maximum footfall in a museum in a day’ set by museum will feature in next edition of Asia Book of Records.
This would be 3rd entry for museum in record books. Prior to this, Virasat-e-Khalsa made it to Limca Book of Records in February 2019 edition and India Book of Records and both had listed ‘Virasat-e-Khalsa’ as country’s top-ranked museum in terms of number of visitors.
Museum has been conferred an award by Punjab Energy Development Agency in a State-level energy conservation competition, for cutting down electricity consumption.
It was built to commemorate the rich history and culture of Punjab and Sikhism. It inaugurated in November 2011. In a short span of eight years, more than 10 million visitors have visited museum so far.
It celebrates 500 years of Sikh history and 300th anniversary of birth of Khalsa, based on scriptures written by Guru Gobind Singh, 10th and last human Sikh guru.