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Somnath Temple Trust to complete ‘Ratnakar Coast Development Project’ by March 2012

Gandhinagar, Friday: The Somnath Trust at its meeting in presence of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi with Mr. Keshubhai Patel in chair here today took several important decisions, including completing the ‘Ratnakar Coast Development Project’ with State Government grants by March 2012 as well repairing the embankment wall of the temple overlooking the Arabian Sea.

The other decisions to develop the Somnath temple premises as a religious-cum-tourist centre befitting the faith of Hindus include modernization of the road from Somnath Shankh Circle to Golokdham Premises being undertaken by Gujarat Pavitra Yatradham Vikas Board and completing early the Goshala Project.

Other projects on hand include protecting ancient caves around the temple premises, museum, cultural heritage project, Golokdham, Lord Krishna Dehotsarg Teerth, Triveni Sangam, Shiv-Shristi, Parvati Mandir, Krishna Children’s Playground, drinking water and sewage disposal management, as well as transferring the Toran Hotel building to a Trust.

The meeting placed on record the long services of secretary Prasannavdan Mehta on his decision for voluntary retirement. Mr. Pravinbhai Laheri was unanimously elected secretary in his place. Mr. Keshubhai Patel was unanimously elected chairman for the next year. Appointment of Padmashri Harsh Neotia by Government of India as a trustee was announced.

Others present included Trustee J.D. Parmar and General Manager Kamlesh Raval.

Sources: Gujarat Information Bureau
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