Refurbish Parasuram Kund to promote spiritualism: Governor B D Mishra
ITANAGAR: Keeping the Indian culture and traditions in tact Parasuram Kund must be refurbished in such a manner that it continues to promote spiritualism and age-old values, observed Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr B D Mishra.
The observation was made by the Governor who, is on a three-day tour to aspirational district Namsai beginning Monday, when he met the head priests of Parasuram Kund, Wakro, Lohit district, Hari Charan Das and Om Prakash Giri (also known as Swami Prakashnam) at Namsai and shared his proposal for holistic development of Parasuram Kund complex, an official communiqué said here on Tuesday. The need of the time is that the aged pilgrims and not so tough women and men can also perform their ‘Pooja’ with convenience and safety so that they can carry back good experience from the pilgrimage, the governor emphasized.
Citing stampedes in places of pilgrimage, Dr Mishra suggested for appropriate provision of holy water in well approachable Kunds and also with special care for the women pilgrims. He wanted the Parasuram Kund complex to be developed in such a way so as to facilitate 365 days pilgrimage with good approach road, hospital facilities, living amenities and neat and hygienic public conveniences.
The governor also stressed that the plan will include socio-economic development of local communities as well.
Accompanied by his wife Neelam Mishra, the governor was briefed by Namsai Deputy Commissioner Dr Tapasya Raghav and Superintendent of Police Singhjatla Singpho and Bijoy Talukdar, Additional Deputy Commission regarding the ‘aspirational’ context of the district as also the projects under aspirational district programme.