EPIC channel creates ‘Jallianwala Bagh - Punjab Ka Dil’

This special feature will also be available on EPIC On, EPIC’s video streaming service in 3 languages - Hindi, English, and Punjabi

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Apr 5, 2019 3:33 PM
Jallianwala Bagh

The Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) of the Punjab government has entrusted EPIC TV with the creation of a two-part feature to commemorate contributions of the martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. 

‘Jallianwala Bagh - Punjab Ka Dil’, will air in two parts, the first one on April 6 at 7pm with a repeat telecast on April 7 at 10.30 am. The second part will be telecast on April 13 at 7pm and the repeat on April 14 at 10.30am. 

The programme will mark the Jallianwala Bagh tragedy which took place on Baisakhi Day of April 13, 1919 when General Reginald Dyer opened fire on a peaceful gathering at the Jallianwala Bagh. 

Trapped in an enclosed area, under relentless, unprovoked firing that blocked the only exit from the park, hundreds lost their lives. Condemned in the strongest terms by leaders from around the world, this incident was pivotal in India’s fight for independence and has become a symbol of the atrocities of colonialism, and of British rule in India. 

A tribute to all those martyred in cold blood, the feature examines the events leading up to the incident and analyses the far-reaching impact of its fall-out that spurred the clarion call of Poorna Swaraj - complete independence. 

Through interviews with renowned scholars, rare archival footage, meetings with descendants of the martyrs, along with an exploration of those who visit the hallowed ground to pay homage; the hour-long narrative explores the various facets that make the Jallianwala Bagh tragedy an extremely significant event in India’s history. 

Akul Tripathi, Head - Content and Programming, EPIC Channel said: “We are honoured and proud to be the vessel of choice, to tell the story of such an important moment in India’s history. The feature is a homage to generations of martyrs and freedom fighters from the brave land of Punjab. The Jallianwala Bagh incident and its sacrifices must not be forgotten, today and by generations to come.” 

This special feature will also be available on EPIC On, EPIC’s video streaming service in 3 languages - Hindi, English, and Punjabi. The EPIC On app is available across devices and platforms, including Firestick and Apple TV.

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