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Punjab CM gives nod for Rs 115-crore temple at Valmiki Ashram

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday gave approval to the construction plan of a temple, museum and panorama at Valmiki Ashram at Ram Tirath near Amritsar at a cost of Rs 115 crore. Badal said it was a matter of pride for the state government which is offering tributes to Bhagwan Valmiki by developing the site for the devotees.

chandigarh Updated: Mar 29, 2013 19:46 IST
HT Correspondent

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday gave approval to the construction plan of a temple, museum and panorama at Valmiki Ashram at Ram Tirath near Amritsar at a cost of Rs 115 crore.


Badal said it was a matter of pride for the state government which is offering tributes to Bhagwan Valmiki by developing the site for the devotees.

He said that realising the paramount significance and sanctity of this historic place the state government had made concerted efforts to develop it, adding that so far Rs 20 crore had been spent for its beautification. Badal said the new temple would be an engineering marvel and a landmark with rare architecture.

The chief minister said the temple would be unique as it would disseminate philosophy of Bhagwan Valmiki and the museum would showcase his teachings.

Work on the temple site would be executed in a phased manner and during the first phase the construction of the temple and a multi-storey parking would be undertaken, followed by the construction of the Langar Hall, Sangat Hall and the museum in the second, third and fourth phases, respectively.

Badal told the Amritsar deputy commissioner to ensure timely commissioning of the project.