There are some beautiful museums in the world which attract millions of visitors. The region of Mardan is rich in culture and especially Gandhara remains are matchless. The people of Mardan had the idea of a museum for a long time and they were keen to preserve the heritage. For this reason they formed National Heritage Preservation Societies in the past. Ultimately with the interest of the local Government Officials and the then commissioner of Mardan, Mr R N Sahibzada, the proposal of building a museum in Mardan was made in 1990. The museum was opened in April1991.
The original name is Takht-i-Bahi. This town is situated 15 km from Mardan on Swat Malakand road. In 1908/9 the ancient Buddhist history was discovered in the mountains. Large numbers of buildings look beautiful on top of the mountains.
Unfortunately the possessions of the houses and buildings have been taken away illegally and maybe decorating some famous buildings in the rest of the world. The population is expanding and new houses are approaching the site. If ignored for a few more years, the tourist and historic attractions will disappear.
Cultural heritage has a great historical significance. It represents the taste and theme of the time. The Guides Memorial Mardan also has a very relevant historical importance. It was built by the British in 1892 in memory of their soldiers who sacrificed their lives in defence of Queen’s Residency in Kabul on September 23rd 1879.This historical memorial was built in the centre of Mardan city.
Passing out parade held at PRC Mardan
Passing out parade of PRC-59 course was held on Sunday at Punjab Regiment Centre (PRC) Mardan with renewed pledge to give every sacrifice for defending the country.
Centre Commandant Brigadier Muhammad Latif was the chief guest on the occasion, reviewed the parade and distributed medals amongst recruits for their performance during the training.
Chief guest, while addressing the parade said to recruits that this day is of great significance for their military life and today is just the beginning of their career, which is full of thrill and challenges that requires utmost devotion and dedication.
The training has equipped you, which are required in carrying forward the traditions of selfless services and loyalty to national cause that is the hallmark of Pakistan Army.
Brigadier Muhammad Latif said that he was confident that newly passed out recruits will live up to the expectations of their great heroes and continue to strive for bringing more laurels to the service.
Earlier, he reviewed the smartly turned out parade and awarded medals. The Champion trophy was given to Tufail Company while recruit Javed Iftikhar was declared as best recruit of the course and was awarded gold medal.
A large number of senior serving and retired armed forces officers, parents and relatives of recruits witnessed the spectacular parade.