Palampur: Forest Minister Rakesh Pathania, visited Sobha Singh Art Gallery and Museum at Andretta today. He wrote in the visitors’ book that “it is an honour to visit the gallery and I am highly delighted to visit this place.” The Minister was accompanied by Ravinder Ravi Dhiman, MLA, who said that Andretta will be developed as an international tourist destination as a large number of visitors from all over the country and foreign lands visit this place to see the classic works of saint-artist Sobha Singh.
Bibi Gurcharan Kaur, daughter of Sobha Singh Artist presented a picture of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh painted by Sobha Singh to the Minister. Sarugn Kaur, great grand-daughter of the artist who has raised Rs. fifty thousand charity for the pandemic by making dolls from newspapers, presented her handmade ‘African dolls’ to the Minister and MLA. Later, the Minister laid the foundation stone of Forest Rest House worth Rs. Fifty lakh at Andretta and announced that it will be named after legendary artist Sobha Singh. He also announced to raise a bust of the artist there. Earlier, the Ravinder Ravi Dhiman had raised this demand. Pardeep Thakur, Chief Conservator of Forests, SDM Dharmesh Ramotra and others were present during the visit of the Minister to the Gallery.