The late engineer is considered the father of modern Lahore
LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has announced to convert the residence of Sir Ganga Ram at Taxali gate into a museum for visitors.
Talking to Ganga Ram's great grand daughter Kesha Ram Hinsdale in Punjab capital on Wednesday, Elahi paid homage to 'the father of modern Lahore' for his great services in social and humanitarian sector.
He said that Ganga Ram served the humanity without the consideration of colour, caste and creed.
Kesha Ram, the first woman of colour to take oath as a state senator in US, has thanked the people of Pakistan to for welcoming him on her first visit here as "a daughter of Lahore."
"A part of me has been found that I didn’t know existed!" she said in a social media post, with pictures of her visiting the Taxali Gate residence of her great grandfather.
It’s a tribute to the legacy of Sir Ganga Ram and a credit to the people of Lahore that he is remembered so fondly and thoroughly. Thank you for welcoming me as a daughter of Lahore. A part of me has been found that I didn’t know existed! https://t.co/rgQwjA29dX— Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale (@KeshaRam) November 20, 2022
Ganga Ram was born in 1851 in Mangtanwala village, about 40 miles (64km) from Lahore. His contributions spanned the fields of architecture, engineering, agriculture and women's rights. He specially focused on the welfare of widows.
He is credited with designing and constructing several magnificent buildings, including the Lahore Museum, the Aitchison College, the Mayo School of Arts (now called the National College of Arts), the General Post Office, the Albert Victor Wing of the Mayo Hospital, and the Government College Chemical Laboratory.
His work also includes Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore 1921, Lady McLagan Girls High School, the chemistry department of the Government College University, the Albert Victor wing of Mayo Hospital, Sir Ganga Ram High School, now Lahore College for Women, the Hailey College of Commerce, now Hailey College of Banking & Finance, Ravi Road House for the Disabled, the Ganga Ram Trust Building on The Mall and Lady Maynard Industrial School.
He also constructed Model Town and Gulberg town of Lahore, and the railway track between Pathankot and Amritsar. He also gave Lahore new waterworks in addition to many other buildings.
After his death in July 1927 in his London home, some of his ashes were brought back to Lahore and buried next to Hindi Apahaj Ashram as per his wishes. While the ashram is no longer here, his tomb, the Ganga Ram Samadhi, still stands.
Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar in the open bank market on Friday.
On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.3 for buying and 288.15 for selling.
Euro moves down to 311 for buying and 314 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 361.5 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.20.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||361.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.63||36.98|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
KARACHI – The gold price continues to climb up in the local market in line of upward trend in international market.
On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs217,400, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs186,390.
Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,282, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,225 and 18k gold rate hovers around Rs163,050.
In international market, the price of precious metal hovers around $2,045 per ounce.
|Lahore||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Karachi||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Quetta||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Attock||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Multan||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|