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Trilokpur temple trust to enhance charitable activities

punjab Updated: Nov 18, 2013 18:38 IST
Shalender Kalra
Shalender Kalra
Hindustan Times

The Mahamayi Bala Sundari temple trust, Trilokpur, is all set to enhance the charitable activities in a couple of months.

A sub committee constituted for the purpose has made a draft, which is likely to be discussed in the next meeting of the trust for final approval.

The trust has also come forward to give funds for the renovation of ancient temples in the district. The trust has requested the district language officer to provide a list of those ancient temples that need renovation.

The trust has also decided to increase the marriage “shagun” from Rs 5,000 to Rs 31,000 to those girls whose family income is below Rs 50,000, while those girls whose family income is between Rs 50,000 and Rs 1 lakh would get a “shagun” of Rs 21,000.

The girls of the Trilokpur panchayat would get additional amount of Rs 10,000.

Sources said the trust wanted to spend 80-85% income on charitable and developmental activities, otherwise income tax might be charged.

The subcommittee, which was constituted on October 24, has also proposed to bear 50% study fee, including professional courses of those poor students who comes from BPL families.

The trust has also proposed a master plan for Trilokpur village in which the provisions of dedicated sewerage system, road, lighting system and landscaping has been made. The trust is also trying to provide basic amenities to pilgrims visiting the shrine.

Under its charitable activities, the trust has also planned construction of an old age home for around 50 persons with an estimate of Rs 2 crore.

The trust has also acquired about 6.4 bighas at the bus stand for the construction of parking area and toilets. The parking area would have a capacity of 500 vehicles and 50 toilet blocks for pilgrims visiting shrine during mela days.

Member secretary of the trust and SDM Jyoti Rana said a subcommittee was constituted for making the draft of charitable activities. She added that the recommendations of the subcommittee would be put before the trust meeting.

Trust's annual income is Rs 5 crore
The trust has an annual income of around Rs 5 crore against the expenditure of Rs 2 crore. Sources say if the trust does not spend 85% of the income, than it would have to pay income tax, thus it is better to enhance charitable activities