Cabinet approves Geeta Adhyayan


DW BUREAU /chandigarh The Punjab Cabinet accorded approval for setting up of Geeta Adhyayan and Sanatani Granth Institute at Jagat Guru Nanak Dev Punjab State Open University, Patiala to carry out teaching research into wisdom and belief of these faiths. According to a spokesperson of Chief Minister's Office, this Centre will promote a considerate attitude towards the other's spiritual, religious, ethnic and metaphysical perspectives, principles and customs fortifies the societies and helps overcome the social, economic and environmental trails the world is facing today. With the belief that discord exists at various levels of faith, cultural communities, and religious institutions, the Institute will also work to uproot these challenges. The setting up of Geeta Adhyayan and Sanata Granth Institute would require wide range consolidation and also monitoring mechanisms so that the institute can be set up early and also start delivering the desired outcomes. Accordingly, a foundation would be constituted under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister. Further, a managing committee for the institute under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary would also be notified separately after obtaining the approval of the Education Minister and the Chief Minister to oversee the implementation of the Institute. This foundation shall be fully empowered to decide the name of the Institute, its detailed activities, recruitment of staff and all other related decisions both relating to capital expenditure, operation and maintenance of the Institute. To promote art, heritage and culture to the outer World as well as connecting to the people through film, television and OTT Platform, the Cabinet gave its assent for setting up of Film & Television Development Council (FTDC) in the state. This Council would be constituted of 11 members having a Chairperson who would be nominated by the State Government and Administrative Secretary of Tourism & Cultural Affairs to be its Chairperson. This Council will consist of two Artists, one Director, one Producer, one Cinematographer, one Line Producer, one Film Educationist and one Digital Promoter/Distributor. (


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