Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Monday laid the foundation stones of Krishna-Arjun Mandir and Vaidik Sanskrit Kendra to be constructed by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) at a cost of over `100 crore in Kurukshetra. Hooda also performed Bhumi Pujan on the occasion.
The chief minister said the state government has developed Kurukshetra as a tourist centre of international level. He also announced to give `25 lakh to Ravgarh village from the Haryana Rural Development Fund (HRDF) for various development works and `11 lakh out of his discretionary fund for the construction of Dhiman Dharamshala in the village.
Later, the CM inaugurated Shaheed Bhagat Singh Bhawan on the Kurukshetra University campus. It has been constructed at a cost of `7.9 crore.
Greeting people on the occasion of Janmashtmi, Hooda said the Vaidik Sanskrit Kendra would prove to be a milestone as it would inspire the future generations towards moral education and give a new direction to society.
President, ISKCON, Kurukshetra, Sakshi Gopal Das and project chairperson Priya Govinda Das highlighted the activities of the institution. Krishna-Arjun temple, museum is based on 18 chapters of Srimad Bhagawad Gita. An art gallery, a guest house, an auditorium hall, a Govinda restaurant and a library would also be constructed by ISKCON.