LAHORE : Minister for Religious Affairs Noor-ul-Haq Qadri inaugurated samadhi of Sir Ganga Ram here on Saturday.
The work of samadhi of Sir Ganga Ram has been completed. The minister was given briefing on the occasion.
The minister said Evacuee Trust Property Board Chairman (ETPB) was working according to vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan. He said there were many services of Sir Ganga Ram for the humanity.
A celebration was held in Lahore on Saturday. Dr Aamir Ahmed, Imran Gondal, Deputy Secretary, Amir Hashmi, Rushan Fawad and other participated in the celebrations.
Sir Ganga Raam had served Lahore with giving Lahore the best architecture.
Sir Ganga Ram was born in 1851 in Mangtanwala, a small town about 64 km from Lahore.
He supervised the construction of high court, Cathedral and constructed the Aitcheson College.
During the period of his posting as executive engineer of Lahore, he had designed and constructed the magnificent buildings.
These included the majestic buildings of Lahore Museum, which remains a masterpiece till date, the famous and unique Mayo School of Arts which is now known as the National College of Arts and the building of which is used in several television commercials and serials, the General Post Office building on The Mall, the Albert Victor Wing of the Lahore Mayo Hospital and the Government College’s Chemical Laboratory.