Chandigarh, Nov 23 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today hailed the gesture of Haryanvis settled outside the state who have been contributing to the uplift of the needy in their native places.
The Chief Minister was addressing a function after inaugurating Shri 108 Shri Baba Satguru Yogashram at Hardwar today. This complex has been set up by the followers of Shri 108 Shri Baba Satguru of village Saman in Rohtak district of Haryana.
Mr Hooda offered to give a grant of Rs five lakh to the management of the Yogashram to facilitate it in setting up of either an engineering college or a polytechnic named after Shri Baba Sat Guru.
The Chief Minister, who had got a new lease of life about three years ago when he was almost washed away in Pili Nadi, a tributary of the Ganga near Hardwar, said that whenever he visited Haridwar after the incident, he got a new inspiration to implement programmes for the welfare of all sections of the society.
When he regained cinsciousness after the incident, he said he had immediately decided to render selfless service to the society during his remaining life.
He regretted that during this incident, his cousin was washed away and could not be traced despite extensive search which continued for a couple of days.
Mr Hooda said he was lucky to have survived the incident despite the fact that an elephant was also washed away by his side.
The Chief Minister was blessed by a number of saints present on the occasion including Swami Hari Chetna Nand ji, Swami Niranjan Giri, Swami Satish Das, Baba Mahesh Puriji and Acharya Maha Mandeleshwar Hari Chetna Nand ji.