Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, on Sunday, announced the decision to set up an exclusive research centre on three epics —Ramayan, Mahabharat and Bhagavad Gita—in the state.
According to the chief minister's office, the research centre "will act as a catalyst for disseminating the message of these epics amongst the masses."
"CM says Lord Parshuram’s taposthan at Khaati, Phagwara will be developed as state of the art architectural marvel & Rs 10 crore has already been handed over to district administration. CM also announces Rs 2 crore annual grant for Lord Parshuram chair at Punjabi University," a tweet from Punjab CMO read.
The announcements come even as the state is gearing up for the assembly elections.
Earlier, on Saturday, the chief minister had asked the people to identify "dubious politicians who are hell bent on exploiting them emotionally to the hilt."
The CM had also alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh and the Badals were "hand in glove to barter away the interests of Punjab be it agriculture, industry or common man's cause."
—With PTI inputs