CM inaugurates Sant Prem Singh Murale Wale Chair & Other Projects At GNDU, Amritsar

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on two-day visit to Amritsar

CM inaugurates Sant Prem Singh Murale Wale Chair & Other Projects At GNDU, Amritsar

Punjab E News (Amritsar):-  Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday kickstarted his 2-day visit to Amritsar, where he will lead the state-level Independence Day celebrations tomorrow, by dedicating to the people a slew of projects, including the prestigious Sant Prem Singh Murale Wale Chair here at the Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU).

CM is visiting Amritsar, the constituency from where he had been elected to the Lok Sabha in 2014, after two years.

On his arrival at the GNDU campus, the Chief Minister inaugurated the Sant Prem Singh Murale Wale Chair, set up in memory of the great spiritual personality and eminent educationist with Rs 1 crore contributed by the state government in the current fiscal. The chair will be headed by a Professor along with three Research Assistants.

Captain Amarinder also inaugurated the School of Education (Rs. 6.10 crore), Department of Mass Communication (Rs. 2.45 crore), Department of Hotel Management and Tourism (Rs. 3.30 crore), and laid the foundation stone of Golden Jubilee Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Rs. 3.50 crore) as well as a Shooting Range (Rs. 1.60 crore).

The Chief Minister hoped these projects would be instrumental in helping the University further cement its position amongst the best Universities in the country. The Sant Prem Singh Murale Wale Chair, he said, will help scholars and researchers undertake extensive research on the life and philosophy of the great saint, who was a pioneer of the practice of imparting formal education at a time when education was not considered important.

Lauding the enormous contribution of the Lubana community towards the spread of Sikhism, the Chief Minister said that the pivotal role played by the legendary devotees Makhan Shah Lubana and Lakhi Shah Vanjara, during the lifetime of ninth Sikh Guru Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib, would continue to inspire Punjabis.

Notably, Sant Prem ji established Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa Lubana School in 1921, and subsequently another school was established in the memory of the saint. Even today there are colleges being run by this religious group in Nadala and Begowal towns in Kapurthala district.


 


Aug 14 2021 5:34PM
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on two-day visit to Amritsar
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