Ludhiana City’s best icon Clock Tower, popularly known as Ghanta Ghar, is more than 100 years old. It was on October 18, 1906, that the Victoria Memorial Clock Tower, Ludhiana, was inaugurated by the then Lt- Governor of Punjab and its dependencies, Sir Charles Montgomery along with Deewan Tek Chand, the then Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana. The rulers of the day had chosen the spot for the tower keeping in mind the proximity of the business centre and the railway station.
Rakh Bagh is a beautiful picnic spot with lush green surroundings. Mini train joyride is an added attraction. There is a small mini train, which runs in the Rakh Bagh and is quite a favourite with all the children. The ride on the train was a must for every visitor. He feels that a new more exciting train should be put on rails. Oval Ground in Rakh Bagh Complex is one of the most favourite places for morning walkers after Rose Garden. A massive plan for improvement of Rakh Bagh Complex is in the pipeline under which it has been planned to take up landscaping, beautification and renovation at a big scale.
It has been built at a cost of approx. Rs.15.4 crore. It is flood lit and has a capacity for 1500 spectators. There is a provision of 8 lane synthetic track with a two lane warming up track. The track conforms to international standards for conduct of any national or international meet. It has a well-maintained football ground which hosts the Annual National Football League (NFL) matches.
Ludhiana is a leading industrial town of the north Indian State of Punjab and an important center of textile and allied industry. More or less it accounts for about 21 percent of all industrial units and over 28% of the industrial output of the State of Punjab. It is famous for Bicycle & bicycle components industries, ready-made garments, hosiery items, sewing machines and parts & machine tools.
Though Punjabi Bhawan, like Rome, was not built in a day, it may yet take many more years to give shape to the dream of its founding fathers, Bhai Jodh Singh and Dr Sher Singh. Dr Sher Singh and Bhai Jodh Singh were both men of vision and action. They planned to set up Punjabi Sahit Akademi with a modest target of enrolling 100 members. The Akademi was formally established on April 24, 1954. It was, at that time, perhaps the first literary organisation of its kind in the entire country.