Haryana Cabinet approves formation of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, Lohgarh Foundation (Trust)

Rajesh Ahuja

North India Kaleidoscope Bureau

Chandigarh:

The Haryana Cabinet which met here on Monday under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal has given approval for the formation of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, Lohgarh Foundation (Trust) with headquarter in the office of Deputy Commissioner Yamunanagar.

This was decided in pursuance of the announcement of Chief Minister on November 12, 2017 that a trust would be set up to support a coordinated effort and to take forward various initiatives promoting research, preservation, and development of various sites relating to Baba Banda Singh Bahadur.

It may be recalled that recent pieces of evidence at Lohgarh, have highlighted the need for putting in place a robust mechanism, with the help of domain experts, to preserve the rich legacy and values embodied by Baba Banda Singh Bahadur.

The Trust would strive to promote research, archeological discoveries, development of museums, memorials as well as literature on Lohgarh and Baba Banda Singh Bahadur and his ideals and philosophy. All these activities would be aimed towards fulfilling the objectives set forth by the revered Sikh Guru Sahibans as the vision for the entire humanity at large.

The trustees of the Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Lohgarh Foundation (Trust) will include Mr. Manohar Lal, as the Settlor-Author of the Trust. While, Mr. Gurvinder Singh Dhamija, resident, Model Town, Karnal (Haryana), Mr. Kanwar Pal resident of Bahadur Pur, Yamunanagar (Haryana), Mr. Shiv Shankar Pahwa resident of Kaithal (Haryana), Mr. Sanjay Bhatia resident of Model Town Panipat (Haryana), Divisional Commissioner, Ambala Division, Ambala (ex-officio), Director, Information, Public Relations and Languages, Haryana(ex-officio), Deputy Commissioner, Yamunanagar(ex-officio), Chief Executive Officer, Zila Parishad, Yamunanagar (ex-officio), District Development and Panchayat Officer, Yamunanagar(ex-officio), would be the founder governing trustees.

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