CM Channi announces Rs 2 cr grant for Lord Parshuram Chair at Punjabi University


Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Sunday announced to set up an exclusive research centre on three epics of Ramayana, Mahabharat and Srimad Bhagvad Geeta.

The Chief Minister, while addressing the gathering after laying foundation stone of state of art Bhagwan Parshuram Taposthal here, said that this state of the art research centre would showcase the message of these three epics. He said that since ages these epics have been source of life and inspiration for entire humanity adding that this research centre would act as a catalyst for disseminating the message of these epics amongst the masses in simplest form. CM Channi said that the state government was trying to rope in respected Shankaracharya ji for this ambitious project.

The Chief Minister further said that the state government would develop the Taposthan of Bhagwan Parshuram ji as a state of the art architectural marvel. He said that cheque of Rs 10 crore has already been handed over to the district administration and more funds whenever needed will be sent accordingly. CM Channi also said that RS 75 lakh would be spent on development of place related to Mata Renuka ji, the mother of Lord Parshuram ji.

The Chief Minister also said that in order to ensure proper care of the stray cattle in the state, the Brahmin Welfare Board would be entrusted this task. He said that funds would be provided to the board for proper upkeep of the stray cattle. CM Channi said that it’s the need of hour to solve this one of the major social problem.

Evoking the example of Mahabharat to make a scathing attack on the Akalis, the Chief Minister said that the Kauravas were ruined due to puttar moh (love for son) of King Dhritraashtra. In the same manner he said that Akalis were in shambles due to the love of Akali stalwart Parkash Singh Badal for his son. CM Channi said that Mahabharat is a treatise regarding the statecraft and is still relevant today adding that poor situation of Akali Dal is an example of it.

Slamming Aam Aadmi Party Supremo Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister said that Delhi Chief Minister is groping in dark for fulfilling his lust of power. He said that besides being an outsider Kejriwal is a rumour monger who knows nothing about state but pokes his nose in every thing. CM Channi said that such type of cheap politics would never be successful in the state.

The Chief Minister said that he was fortunate that Congress leadership has bestowed him this service to serve the state. He said that he was working to resolve the issues that are faced by every common man of the state.