Bhopal : The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath in a review meeting of the construction of Ram Path Van Gaman, directed to constitute a trust and to give the responsibility of construction of ‘Ram Path’ to the Road Development Corporation. He said that under the first phase, construction work should be started after conducting a survey in the area of 30 k.m. of Amarkantak and 30 k.m. of Chitrakoot area. The Minister for Public Relations and Adhyatm Shri P.C. Sharma and Former Union Minister Shri Suresh Pachauri were also present at the meeting.
The Chief Minister said that the construction work of Ram Path Van Gaman should be speeded up. The survey of path construction area should be done immediately. A plan should also be made within time limit for plantation on both the sides of the path along with facilities and beautification works. Shri Kamal Nath stated clearly that all the formalities of construction work should be completed at faster pace. As regard to the availability of fund, he mentioned that a provision of Rs. 22 crore for construction of Ram Path has been made in this budget. A provision of adequate fund will also be made for next year, he added.
Shri Kamal Nath directed to constitute a trust immediately to speed up the construction of Ram Path Van Gaman. Besides Sadhu- Sants, public representative should also be included in the trust. The economic assistance should also be obtained from the people having faith in Lord Rama for the construction. The path should be constructed in the monitoring of the trust. He instructed to present an outline of the trust at the earliest.
Responsibility to Road Development Corporation
The Chief Minister has directed to entrust the responsibility of survey related to path construction to the Road Development Corporation. The corporation will function under the guidance of Adhyatm Department. He mentioned that all the formalities including identification and acquisition of government, forest and private land should be done at the earliest. He directed to keep breadth of path minimum 8 feet. Moreover, Shri Kamal Nath also directed to adopt the most modern technique for quality and speedy construction works of path. It was also decided in the meeting that Chitrakoot located Temples will be brought under Madhya Pradesh Temple Regulation Act.
High level delegation to visit Sri Lanka for construction of Sita Mata Mandir
Reviewing the construction of Sita Mata Mandir (Sri Lanka) and development of Boddh Darshan Kendra in Sanchi, Shri Kamal Nath directed that a High level Delegation should finalize the construction work of Sita Mata Mandir by holding discussions with the Government of Sri Lanka. In the meeting held at Mantralaya, Chief Minister told that the delegation of the officers should also visit Bodhgaya, the World famous place of Boddh philosophy and prepare and present a project on the basis of its experiences soon. The Chief Minister instructed that both these works should be started within time limit.
Moreover, Shri Kamal Nath said that the officers’ delegation should visit Sri Lanka and hold discussion with its government related to the procedure of construction of Sita Mandir. An action plan related to the construction of temple should be prepared by the delegation after holding discussions on all the issues. The plan should mention specifically the role of Madhya Pradesh and Sri Lanka in it.
The Chief Minister said that a project report of whatever works are to be undertaken in Sanchi should be prepared within 10 days and the works to be done should be finalized within 30 days. He also asked to hold discussions with Japan and Sri Lanka along with the representatives of countries which follow Buddhist faith as regard to Sanchi Boddh Study Centre, Training Centre and other works. He instructed to prepare a plan on the basis of discussions.
The Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty, Additional Chief Secretary Adhyatm Shri Manoj Shrivastava, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri Anurag Jain and concerned Senior Officers were present at the meeting.