Ludhiana, Oct 21 (UNI) The Punjab Government has decided to set up a memorial of Bhagat Namdev.
This was announced by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal while addressing a state level function organised by the All India Kashatrya (Tank) 'Pratinidhi Sabha' to observe the 'Prakash Utsav' of Bhagat Namdev at Gurdwara Manji Sahib Alamgir here today.
Paying tributes to Bhagat Namdev, Mr Badal said Prakash Utsav will be a geazetted holiday.
He said Bhagat Namdev's teachings have also been enshrined in the Guru Granth Sahib.
Talking about what the state government was doing for the people he said it had formulated many plans to strengthen the infrastructure for education and health services in the state.
One Adarsh Public school was being set up in each block, where the children of weaker sections would be provided free education at par with the urban schools, the Chief Minister said adding that all the district level hospitals were being connected through internet with the prominent hospitals in big cities from where the doctors would be able to consult the experts online.
Mr Badal called upon the people to spread the message of Bhagat Namdev of brotherhood and peace. He also announced a grant of Rs 5 lakh each for the Bhagat Namdev charitable hospital and for the construction of Bhagat Namdev Community Hall in Bathinda.