Tribune News Service
Sarawan Bodla, April 3
Baba Virsa Singh, a preacher of Gobind Sadan, Delhi, today said that fundamentalism was fatal for any religion and every one should respect all religions.
Baba Virsa Singh, who visited his native village in connection with the unveiling of foundations stones of Gurdeep Singh memorial hospital and mata Iqbal Kaur memorial senior secondary school, said the teachings of Guru Gobind Singh should be followed.
He said some people had become “so-called gurus” without saving the masses, he said one should help the poor and the down trodden with out giving any thought to tasteism.
He said it was the duty of SGPC President Jagdev Singh Talwandi to make people aware of Sikh maryada by organising village-level campaign and “diwans”.
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister, said the Punjab Government was committed to carry out development in the rural and urban areas.
He said Rs 1.30 crore would be spent on the hospital which was being built in the memory of Baba Virsa Singh’s father. The government would also give monetary help for setting up a senior secondary school for girls in the memory of Baba Virsa Singh’s mother.
Mr Mohan Singh, owner of the Ranbaxy group, said his company would give Rs 25 lakh for the construction of the hospital. Apart from it, all equipment relating to the treatment of eye ailments would be provided at the hospital free of cost.
Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi also addressed the gathering. Mr Chiranji Lal Garg, Mr Tota Singh, Mr Gurdev Singh Badal and Mr Gobind Kanjla (all ministers) were present on the occasion.
Mr Kanjla handed over 6,000 cheques of pensions to Mr Badal.