SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Wednesday addressed a ceremony organised to commemorate the Foundation Day of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and the Annual Day of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Gurukul, Katra at Matrika Auditorium of SMVD University.
On the occasion, LG Sinha inaugurated Gayatri Bhawan, a residential complex for the employees of the Shrine Board at Nomain. He also e-inaugurated an underground cabling project in the Shrine Area and additional Dining and Accommodation at Gurukul.
In his address, Sinha announced Children Education Allowance for all the employees of Shrine Board. “Government is committed to protecting and promote the welfare of employees of the Shrine Board. The Children Education Allowance will be provided to the employees from Sharadiya Navratri in the month of October this year.”
LG Sinha shared the efforts of the Shrine Board to augment facilities for the pilgrims. “Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine pilgrimage is a symbol of our Sanatan Culture, source of energy and divinity for humanity. With the blessings of Mata Vaishno Devi, our endeavor is to make modern infrastructure as medium of service to devotees, hassle-free pilgrimage and enrich spiritual experience of travelers,” the Lt Governor said.
He also appreciated the endeavours of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Gurukul to provide quality education to the students.
“Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Gurukul is also transforming into a melting pot of science and Sanskar. The Gurukul is persistently making a single effort, to create a fine balance between Science, Technology with search for oneself, inner journey and create a spiritual climate for wisdom to grow,” the Lt Governor said.
Our rich spiritual legacy, Vedas, Upanishads are guiding light for humanity. The Gurukul as an energy field has beautifully integrated modern education with Vedic education to prepare the students to serve the society and effectively tackle the future challenges, he said.
LG Sinha said that Schools, Gurukuls and Universities should provide a conducive environment for all students to develop their overall personality, encourage originality, new ideas. They should instill self-confidence among the students and inspire young minds for nation’s social and economic empowerment.