Nawanshahr, December 29 Cached
Punjab PWD minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa, while addressing the concluding session of the three-day religious function organised by the Swami Lal Dass Brahmanand Bhuriwale Charitable Trust to commemorate the 119th birth anniversary of Swami Lal Dass Bhuriwale at nearby Tapparian Khurd village today, lauded the role of the Bhuriwale sect in transforming the fate of the villages in the Kandi and Bet areas. He said saints of the sect had not only helped in eliminating superstitions among the people of the remote and backward area but had also been instrumental in the development of infrastructure facilities like roads, drinking and irrigation water, better education and healthcare.
Dhindsa announced a grant of Rs 2 lakh for the Maharaj Brahmananad Bhuriwale Education Trust, which is celebrating its silver jubilee, for the infrastructure development. He also announced that the road from Mazari to Tapparian Khurd would be widened and strengthened and dedicated to the memory of Swami Lal Dass Bhuriwale.
Present master of the Bhuriwale sect Swami Chetnanand Bhuriwale, chief parliamentary secretary Chaudhary Nand Lal, Hoshiarpur MP Avinash Rai Khanna, former MP Charanjit Singh Channi and zila parishad chairman Darshan Lal also spoke on the occasion.
A free medical check-up-cum-eye operation camp was also organised on Sunday which was inaugurated by Swami Chetna Nand Bhuriwale. A team of doctors comprising Dr Dinesh Madhok (eye specialist), Dr Balraj Chaudhary (Gynaecologist), Dr Harinder Pal Singh (ENT) and Dr Ranjiv Kumar (medicine), examined 1,108 patients. As many as 107 eye patients were selected for operations. About 300 patients were given spectacles free of cost. — OC