Foundation stone of Guru Ravi Dass Memorial to be laid on 14 february, says Thandal

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NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Presiding over the meeting of the Executive Committee of Guru Ravidass Memorial Foundation, Mr.Sohan Singh Thandal, Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Punjab informed that the committee has slated the laying of the foundation of Guru Ravidass Memorial at village Khuralgarh in district Hoshiarpur for February 14, 2016.

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In the meeting held here today in the Committee Room of the Directorate of Tourism, Punjab, MLA &Ex Minister Mr. Sarwan Singh Phillaur, Chairman Punjab State Commission for Backward Classes Prof. Kirpal Singh Badungar, Principal Secretary Tourism Mrs. Anjali Bhawra , Mr. N.S Randhawa, Director Tourism, Mr. Rahul Chabba, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Gen) Hoshiarpur, Mr. Jasbir Singh Sabar , Member Concept Committee, Mr. Sarabjot Singh Behal, Member Concept Committee along with the officials from the department of Finance, Architecture and PWD participated.

Mr. Thandal also informed that as per the decision of the Executive Committee, immediate construction of the boundary wall of the memorial has been ordered as the tender process for the same has been completed.

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On the occasion, Mr. Thandal also directed all the executing agencies to gear up their activities so that this magnificent Guru Ravidass Memorial could be instrumental in propagating the philosophy and teachings of this great saint of the Bhakti Movement.

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He said that this memorial once completed 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 Ji. The auditorium would accommodate nearly 500 pilgrims during any function or event. He said that the Hallmark of this world class memorial would be a tall erected structure ‘Minar e Begampura’ which would be of 151 feet high.

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