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Joshi for contributions to training institute

SENIOR BHARATIYA Janata Party (BJP) leader Kailash Joshi today appealed to people to contribute generously towards the training institute being constructed at Bhopal in the memory of late Kushabhau Thakre.

india Updated: Feb 14, 2006 17:18 IST

SENIOR BHARATIYA Janata Party (BJP) leader Kailash Joshi today appealed to people to contribute generously towards the training institute being constructed at Bhopal in the memory of late Kushabhau Thakre.

The training institute, being constructed at a cost of Rs 10 crore, would primarily be used for training of elected representatives right from parliamentarians to panchayat representatives.

Joshi, who is also the managing trustee of the Public Trust instituted to establish and run the institute, said at a press conference that the land had already been purchased for construction of the institute at Bawadiya Kala and its design has also been prepared by an architect.

Other members of the Trust are Venkaiah Naidu, who is president of the Trust, L K Advani, Sanjay Joshi and Bal Apte.
He said the training institute will have an auditorium with sitting capacity for 1,500 people. A hostel will also be constructed for trainees at the institute.

Besides, 10 research centres will also be associated with the training institute, where experts in different fields will be invited for research and interaction with the trainees.

He said Rs 10 crore would be collected from people for the project through receipts and coupons. Donation towards the project would be exempted from Income Tax under Section 80 (G) of the Income Tax Act.

Two fund collectors have been appointed at each district in Madhya Pradesh, he said, adding that contributions would only be accepted from people of Madhya Pradesh.

Similarly, training would only be imparted to elected representatives from Madhya Pradesh alone.

First Published: Feb 14, 2006 17:18 IST