Capt announces setting up of Bhagat Kabir Chair in GNDU

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced setting up a Bhagat Kabir Chair in Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, ₹10 crore for the development of Bhagat Kabir Bhawan in Jalandhar

On the occasion of Bhagat Kabir Jayanti, the CM also announced that the government will soon disburse 560 crore to landless farm labourers under the dewaiver.scheme.Virtually joining the people in paying respects to the 15th century mystic poet and saint Bhagat Kabir during a state-level function in Jalandhar, the CM said the Chair to commemorate Sant Kabir would undertake research on the life and philosophy of the great mystic poet. The Bhagat Kabir Bhawan, he said, would be built over 0.77 acres, of which 13,000 sq feet covered area would house a community hall with a seating capacity of 500. Of the ₹10 crore, ₹3 crore would be spent on the construction and ₹7 crore towards the land cost, he added.Slamming the Centre for abruptly withdrawing from the scheme, thus jeopardising the future of our students, the CM said the state government had launched Dr BR Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship Scheme to bail out the students left in the lurch by the Centre’s decision, forcing the central government to also restore the scheme. Though the state had paid its 40% share, the central government was yet to release its funds, he added.

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