Bhuriwale sect has transformed lives of Kandi residents: CM
Our Correspondent

Nawanshahr, December 20,2009
The Bhuriwale sect has not only been contributing towards spiritual development but also giving a new dimension to community service by contributing tremendously in the field of education, health and infrastructural development, virtually transforming the lives of the residents of the backward Kandi area in Nawanshahr, Hoshiarpur and Ropar districts. This was stated by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, while lauding the contribution of the Bhuriwale trust in providing better education, health and infrastructural facilities for the uplift of the standard of living of the residents of the Kandi area.

The CM was addressing the concluding session of the three-day-long religious congregation organised to commemorate the 120th birth anniversary of Swami Lal Dass Bhuriwale, second master of the Bhuriwale sect, celebrated by the Maharaj Brahmanand Bhuriwale Garibdassi (MBBG) Trust under the patronage of Maharaj Chetnanand at Tapparian Khurd village on Friday.

“It seems incredible, but true that the Maharaj Brahmanand Bhuriwale Trust has not only set up seven colleges, a hospital and a gaushala but has also been instrumental in the development of infrastructural facilities like roads, drinking water, irrigation facility, etc. in the Kandi area with the active cooperation of philanthropists and the government,” said Badal.

Responding to the demands put forth by Prof Mohinder Singh Baghi, president, MBBG Trust, the CM said the widening of the Kular Tibba-Nangal road would be completed soon.

He announced a grant of Rs 20 lakh to the MBBG Trust in two equal instalments for the development of educational institutions being run by the trust.

Badal said the state would be made power surplus within two years.

“The collaboration of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee President Paramjit Singh Sarna and former CM Capt Amarinder Singh for the ensuing SGPC poll would not have any effect in Punjab,” said Badal.