The Gaudiya Mission has approached West Bengal government for setting up a super-speciality hospital for the poor in north Kolkata, its secretary Sripad Bhaktisundar Maharaj said today. Speaking at the Janmastami celebrations, he said a Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Museum will be inaugurated next year - the centenary year of Gaudia Mission as part of the mission's centenary celebrations. The foundation stone of the museum had been laid in 2013 by the then president Pranab Mukherjee. Former West Bengal Governor Shyamal Kumar Sen called the mission situated at Bagbazar area in Kolkata as a 'spiritual hub' with the residence of Sister Nivedita and Balaram Mandir in the vicinity. He asked the people to follow the secular ideals rising above caste, creed and religion, of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. "We have been following the true message of secularism since the days of Sri Chaitanya which talks about dharmasamannay (religious harmony) and that is the spirit of India," he said. Justice Sen said the teachings of 'sanatan Bharatiya sanskriti' (Indian heritage and culture) also advocated non-violence and showing respect to each and every human being and not being bogged down by narrow mindedness.
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