Akali Dal to document party history on film, book

Akali Dal President Sukhbir Badal Shimla: Whereas Jaswant Singh’s account of Jinnah contribution towards India’s freedom movement caused heartburns in BJP, sending the party into a spin after unceremoniously banishing the author, the Akali Dal on the other hand at it Shimla Vichar Baithak decided to document the party history both on film and in a book.

Party president Sukhbir Badal said that Akali Dal, which started out its political journey in the 1920’s, after congress is the second oldest party in the country, about many youngsters are not much aware about.

“The party at its meet here decided to have a documentary film made, that would truly document the history of Akali Dal,” he said. It would not only record all the history, sacrifices and contributions made but would also help the younger generations to connect to their past, he added.

“After taking this decision, we will lookout for a reputed director to make the film,” said Badal.

Not just a film, plans are afoot to commission a book on the evolution of the party and also set up a museum in Amritsar, he added.

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