Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Sri Guru Granth Sahib world University inaugurated

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today inaugurated the World Sikh University at Fategarh Sahib. The university campus is spread over 84 acres and so far Rs 70 crore has been spent by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) for construction of the university. The estimated cost to complete the university is Rs 500 crore and it is being constructed in a phased manner.

Speaking on the occasion, Badal said the university would undertake research on different aspects of Sri Guru Granth Sahib and would also carry out comparative study of other religions to have a better understanding of other religions as well. SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar, who is also the founder-Chancellor of the university, said setting up of this university would prove a milestone for creating a new benchmark in standards of higher learning.

The Chief Minister honoured architect R Sundarm and contractor Parveen Kumar who carried out the construction work of the university. Former Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha Charanjit Singh Atwal, Rajya Sabha member Balwinder Singh Bhunder and SAD general secretary Prem Singh Chandumajra were also present.

Tribune News Service, Fatehgarh Sahib, July 25

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