Road link brings new hope for villagers
Backward Kandi gets on devp track
Parmod Bharti

Nawanshahr, November 3
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal inaugurated the 10.36-km-long Kular-Tibba Nangal road connecting Kandi villages falling under Nawanshahr and Ropar districts at Kular, about 30 km from here, today.

Naming the road as Maharaj Brahmanand Bhuriwale Marg, the Chief Minister promised to widen the road to 18 feet.

Badal lauded the contribution of the Maharaj Brahmanand Bhuriwale Trust in providing education and healthcare facilities in the backward Kandi area of the state.

Maharaj Brahmanand, third head of the Bhuriwale sect, was instrumental in persuading people to provide land for the road.

The Maharaj Bhuriwale Garib Dassi Educational Trust under the stewardship of Acharya Chetna Nand Bhuriwale, present master of the sect, has also made substantial contribution for the purpose.

Badal announced a grant of Rs 10 lakh for the MBG Educational Trust. He also promised to provide the trust its due share of Rs 60 lakh out of a central-sponsored grant of Rs 4 crore to be distributed among the private colleges.

The Chief Minister urged Acharya Chetna Nand to provide a suitable building for setting up a college at Balachaur. He announced to rename the Balachaur-Kular-Bunga Sahib road as Maharaj Brahma Nand Bhuriwale Marg.

The trust runs five degree colleges, one BEd college, four schools and three hospitals in the Kandi area falling in Nawanshahr, Ropar, Hoshiarpur and Ludhiana districts.

The school run by the MBG Trust at Balachaur would be brought under the Adarsh School scheme.

Responding to the demands of chief parliamentary secretary Nand Lal and Achayra Chetna Nand Bhuriwale regarding providing drinking and irrigation water, industry for generating employment opportunities for Kandi youth, the CM promised to extend the Kandi canal up to Balachaur for ensuring irrigation facilities. Tubewell connections would be provided on priority.

MP Avinash Rai Khanna, MLAs Mohan Lal Banga, Sant Ajit Singh (Anadpur Sahib), Kamal Chaudhary and former MP Master Dalip Chand, among others, also addressed the gathering