The latest project is the Jallianwallah Grove Project
The Pothohar Association UK (a registered charity), launched the Jallianwallah Grove initiative, to commemorate the centenary of the tragedy at Jallianwallah Bagh, Amritsar. On the orders of General Dyer, 1,650 bullets were fired on a peaceful gathering of men, women and children. The resulting carnage included Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs – either dead or badly injured.
At Jallianwalah Grove, we will plant a tree for each shot fired, i.e., 1,650 in all. There will also be a wooden bench, providing an opportunity for quiet reflection. The site will be located close to Ashby in Leicestershire and will have signs in English, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu. It is an environmentally friendly project and one, which will serve as a fitting tribute to those who were killed in such tragic circumstances. Future generations will see this, not just as a commemoration, but also as a sign of our determination to ensure that that such a tragedy does not recur.
You can sponsor the planting of this grove, with each tree costing £25. You may donate in your own name or in the memory of a loved one. The money raised is ring-fenced for this project. Please contact us telling how many trees you would like donate and we will send you details of how to make your donation.