Paying obeisance to Sri Guru Ravidass Ji on His 644th Prakash Utsav, Punjab Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister Aruna Chaudhary on Saturday announced that the State Government would release adequate funds after March 31 to complete various projects at Sri Khuralgarh Sahib.While joining the Sangat at Sri Guru Ravidass Itehasak Dharam Asthan, Sri Khuralgarh Sahib during State Level Function, the Minister said that the remaining project of Minar-e-Begampura would be accomplished as per the deadline fixed by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh as budgetary provisions had already been made in this regard. The Minister also announced that Punjab Government would get the water tubewell and a reservoir installed at a cost of Rs 85 lakh to ensure the 24X7 supply of potable water for sangat and Gurdwara.The Minister said that it is a humble tribute to this historical region to ensure completion of ongoing projects which were got a little delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic. She said that Punjab Government was committed to carry forward the rich religious legacy and heritage of our great Gurus, Saints, Prophets and social reformers, which would ever remain a lighting tower for the entire humanity. She also announced that the State Government would also release funds to the tune of Rs 1.74 crore for construction of retaining wall alongside the premises of this historical Gurdwara, where exponent of Bhakti movement Sri Guru Ravidass ji spent four years, two months and 11 days.
The Minister also announced that Punjab Mandi Board to further widen and strengthen two link roads leading to Sri Khuralgarh Sahib at the cost of Rs. 46 lakh as the technical assessment of this project had already been completed.In another major announcement, Aruna Chaudhary said that the construction at Minar-E-Bagampura project was going in full swing with completion of nearly 60 percent work. The Punjab Government will release the remaining Rs 45 crore under this prestigious project shortly while Rs 58 crore, of total 103 crore project, had already been incurred. Acceding to a demand put forth by former MLA Lov Kumar Goldy, She announced that a Rs 5 lakh grant for the development of village stadium would be given from her discretionary funds.In his address, MLA from Chabbewal Dr. Raj Kumar extended greetings to people across globe on the Prakash Utsav of Sri Guru Ravidass Ji. He said that Guru Ravidass ji was a great social reformer, who disseminated message of humanity and equality. He also assured the management of Sri Guru Ravidass Itehasak Dharam Asthan, Sri Khuralgarh Sahib that Punjab Government had undertaken all the projects at top priority, which would be accomplished in few months.Meanwhile, former MLA Lov Kumar Goldy also greeted the people on Prakash Utsav and said that Punjab Government ensured holistic development of this region and thanked the state government for announcing to resolve the issue of potable water at this place.Earlier President of Sri Guru Ravidass Itehasak Dharam Asthan, Sri Khuralgarh Sahib Bhai Kewal Singh Chakar also greeted and welcomed Sangat and dignitaries. The Chairman of committee Dr. Kulwarn Singh extended thanks Punjab Government for announcing funds to initiate new projects. The Minister and dignitaries also paid homage at Tap Asthan Gurdwara, Sri Guru Ravidass Itehasak Dharam Asthan besides the Committee gave away siropas (robe of honour). Prominent amongst those joined the Sangat during State Level Function included Advocate Pankaj Kirpal, Congress leader Nimisha Mehta, former MLA Surinder Singh Bhulewal Rathan, Mahinder Singh Mall, Deputy Commissioner Dr. Shena Aggarwal and SSP Navjot Singh Mahal.