Lahoris are so smitten by Ertugrul that they have constructed a statue in the neighborhood


The community members in Lahore are going crazy over the Turkish TV series, in light of the character of Ertugrul, that they have paid a tribute to him by raising a sculpture in their neighborhood.

The TV show, Ertugrul Ghazi, initially Dirilis: Ertugrul in Turkish is being aired on the Pakistan Television in Urdu language and has been supported by Prime Minister Imran Khan himself.

The warrior in the sculpture in the Maraghzar Housing Scheme situated along the Multan Road is seen with a sword riding a horse.

Muhammad Shahzad Cheema, the leader of the Maraghzar Housing Scheme, says he chose to raise the sculptures of Ertugrul after a portion of the inhabitants drifted paying a tribute to him. Giving subtleties of the venture, he says these extraordinary sculptures have been made utilizing fiber and metal in the city of Kamalia of Toba Tek Singh area.

At present, there are two sculptures that delineate Ertugrul on a horse. One of them has been revealed while the other will be raised soon conceivably at a focal spot.

“We will call the spot Ertugrul Ghazi Chowk,” says Sohail Anwar Rana, the secretary general of the plan, alluding to the area where the primary sculpture has been revealed.

Cheema says that while the whole nation was getting a charge out of the TV arrangement and got to know the chronicled figure in the wake of watching the show, he definitely thought about him. “I had found out about him heretofore,” affirms Cheema.

“I won’t notice the expense of these sculptures; in any case, their worth would get the consideration of general society,” Cheema snickers. “I went to Kamalia myself to put in the request for these sculptures.”

“What has influenced me most about this character is the manner in which he joined the whole clan and shaped the Ottoman Empire – this is something that the world’s enemy of Muslim people group can’t process. Our children may have fun, yet they ought to have the option to likewise observe him in aesthetic delineation – something physical they can wonder about”.

Who is Ertugrul?

Very little is referred to about Ertugrul from thirteenth century as there is an absence of genuine data about him. Indeed, even name of his dad comes in two unique adaptations, Suleyman Shah and Gunduz Alp. What is truly thought about him is that he was father of Osman I, the originator of Ottoman Empire. The majority of data about him originates from the tales about him composed during the Ottoman Empire about a century later.

When gotten some information about the exact delineation of Ertugrul, Cheema doesn’t give it much significance, saying that it doesn’t make a difference since essayists will in general take freedom through masterful permit, particularly in TV projects and motion pictures. However, what ought to be remembered is that under the Ottoman Empire, in excess of 30 nations were joined together – something that is a something to think about for the Muslims today, he says.

Response to Statue

Since the time the revealing of the sculpture, it has gotten a focal point of consideration of the individuals who have begun assembling around hit to stand and gaze at it or even to take selfies with it. Be that as it may, not every single authentic figure are found similarly, particularly by the individuals who worship Ertugrul.

A comparable sculpture of Sikh Emperor Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who established the Punjab Empire and managed portions of, what is currently Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, was disclosed a year ago in the Lahore Fort.

Notwithstanding, only a couple of days after its divulging, it was vandalized by individuals from a fanatic strict association.


Isra Shams

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