Jammu Tawi, January 7
Member of Legislative Council (MLC), Charanjit Singh Khalsa today said that the Sikh Community in Jammu & Kashmir had been continuously demanding the setting up of Guru Gobind Singh Chair in Jammu University but nothing was done during the last over 20 years when Congress and NC were in power.
Addressing the media persons here today, MLC Charanjit Singh Khalsa said that more money is needed for setting up of the said Chair in Jammu University and he will personally persuade the state BJP leadership to stress on the Union government to make provision of some more amount for the noble cause. He also expressed gratitude to Speaker and Gandhi Nagar MLA Kavinder Gupta for announcing financial assistance for Guru Nanak Mission Hospital, Jammu.
MLC Charanjit Singh Khalsa, while expressing gratitude to the BJP State President and MLA Sat Sharma for announcing rupees 50 lakh for setting up of Chair in the name of Guru Gobind Singh at Jammu University.
MLC said, “With the change of guards at the Centre, Narendra Modi led NDA government has recognized the valour and sacrifices of Sikhs and the same got strengthened with the allocation of rupees 100 crore in the Union budget last year for various programmes to be organized in connection with 350th birth day celebrations of Guru Gobind Singh.”
Others who were present on the occasion included Kashmir Sikh Sangat Ex-President S. Manjit Singh, BJP activists S. Makhan Singh, S. Sharan Pal Singh, S. Harbajan Singh, S. Rajinder Singh Saraba, S. Tara Singh, S. Gurmeet Singh and others.