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Badal approves design plan of Guru Ravidass Memorial

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Chief Minister today gave his approval to the design and site plan for the construction of Guru Ravidass Memorial in Hoshiarpur district's Khuralgarh village.

Presiding over a high-level meeting to review the progress of this prestigious project, the Chief Minister directed the Tourism Department to immediately float tenders to start construction work by November, 2015 so that the monument must be ready by November, 2016.

Badal also asked the Tourism Department to constitute a society on the lines of the Jang-e-Azadi Foundation, which would further take the administrative decisions regarding the upkeep and maintenance of the memorial and directed the Tourism Minister to be the chairman of this society, an official spokesperson said.

The chief minister directed all the executing agencies to gear up their activities so that this Memorial could be instrumental in propagating the philosophy and teachings of the great saint of the Bhakti Movement, he said.

During the meeting, elaborate presentation was given to the Chief Minister depicting the architectural plan, topography and landscaping of the Guru Ravidass Memorial.

Badal was informed that once completed this memorial would have a spacious congregation hall having the capacity to accommodate ten thousand pilgrims, a state-of-the art auditorium equipped with all the modern audio-visual aids to showcase the life works of Guru Ravidass.

The auditorium would accommodate nearly 500 pilgrims during any function or event.

It was informed that the hallmark of this 'world class memorial' would be a tall erected structure 'Minar e Begampura' which would be 151 feet high, the spokespersons said.

First Published: Tue, September 15 2015. 17:28 IST
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