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 Gita.
This state of the art research centre will showcase the message of these three epics, said the Chief Minister while addressing the gathering after laying the foundation stone of state of art Bhagwan Parshuram Taposthal.
Channi said that since ages, these epics have been source of life and inspiration for the entire humanity and this research centre will act as a catalyst for disseminating the message of these epics amongst the masses in the simplest form. “The State Government is trying to rope in respected Shankaracharya for this ambitious project,” he added.
The Chief Minister said that the State Government will develop the Taposthan of Bhagwan Parshuram as a state of the art architectural marvel. “A cheque of Rs 10 crore has already been handed over to the District Administration and more funds, whenever needed, will be sent accordingly. Rs 75 lakh will be spent on development of a place related to Mata Renuka, the mother of Lord Parshuram,” he added.
To ensure proper care of the stray cattle in the State, the Brahmin Welfare Board will be entrusted with this task, and the funds will be provided to the Board for proper upkeep of the stray cattle, said Channi adding that it is the need of hour to solve this one of the major social problems.
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 Dhritarashtra. “In the same manner, the Akalis are in shambles due to the love of Akali stalwart Parkash Singh Badal for his son. Mahabharat is a treatise regarding statecraft and is still relevant today, and the poor situation of Akali Dal is an example of it,” he said.
Slamming the Aam Aadmi Party supremo Arvind Kejriwal for little knowledge about the state, Channi said that Delhi Chief Minister is groping in dark for fulfilling his lust of power. “Besides being an outsider, Kejriwal is a rumour monger who knows nothing about the state but pokes his nose in everything. Such type of cheap politics will never be successful in the State,” he added.
The Chief Minister said that he was fortunate that the Congress leadership has bestowed him this service to serve the State. “I am working to resolve the issues that are faced by every common man of the State,” he said while listing several pro-people initiatives taken by his government.
“Power to the common man was the basic principle of Lord Parshuram’s teachings. Now also, Lord Parshuram Ram guided their destiny to overthrow the rule of aristocracy and bring common man’s regime. I am elated to be here amongst all of you and I am fortunate to have blessings on this sacred land,” said Channi.
Striking an emotional chord with the Brahmin community, he said that the community has strong ties with him since early days.