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Badal approves panel for development of Sri Valmiki Ashram at Ram Tirath


Chandigarh, April 26 (YP Bureau)
Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today approved to constitute a committee under the Chairmanship of Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Dairy Development, Welfare of SC & BC Minister Mr. Gulzar Singh Ranike for the comprehensive development of the holy temple of Sri Valmiki ji at Ram Tirath in Amritsar district.

A decision to this effect was taken by Mr. Badal during a joint meeting with the leaders and representatives of different groups of Valmik Samaj here at Punjab Bhawan.

Taking part in the deliberations, Mr. Badal asked Mr. Ranike and Speaker Punjab Vidhan Sabha Mr. Charanjit Singh Atwal to jointly finalize the list of members to be included in the committee.   

The Chief Minister categorically said that the state government was fully committed to renovate and beautify the holy Ram Tirath temple in view of its sanctity and historical importance.  The master plan for the development would be prepared by the committee, added Mr. Badal.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ranike thanked the Chief Minister for his all-out efforts in resolving various long pending issues of the valmik samaj. He further asked the community to reciprocate in the same gesture to honour the commitments of Mr. Badal.   Expressing gratitude on behalf of the Valmik Samaj,

Mr. Vijay Danav said that community  would be ever indebted to Mr. Badal for showing magnanimity to ensure overall development and beautification at Sri Valmiki Ashram (Ram Tirath) in view of the sentiments of nearly 14 crore population of valmik community.

Prominent amongst others who attended the meeting included Punjab Speaker Vidhan Sabha Mr. Charanjit Singh Atwal, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Dairy Development, Welfare of SC & BC Minister Mr. Gulzar Singh Ranike, Secretary Welfare of SC & BC Mr. R Venkatratnam, Special Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Mr. Gurkirat Kirpal Singh, Deputy Commissioner Amritsar Mr. Rajat Aggarwal, Vice- President SAD and Member PAC Mr. Hans Raj Hans, Chairman, Punjab Dalit Vikas (Development) Board Mr. Vijay Danav (Bhartiya Valmik Dharam Samaj) Chairman, Punjab Safai Karamchari Welfare Board Mr. Raj Kumar Atikay (Valmik Samaj) Chairman of the Bhagwan Valmik Ashram Dhuna Sahib Trust (Regd.) Ram Tirath Amritsar Mr. Om Parkash Gabbar, Mr. Laxman Drawar, Mr. Vipan Thapar, Mr.Randeep Gill, Mr. Balwinder Gill and Mr. Rajkumar.

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