PM Modi inaugurates Sant Tukaram temple in Dehu
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Jagatguru Shrisant Tukaram Maharaj temple in Dehu, the Jal Bhushan building, and the Gallery of Revolutionaries at Raj Bhawan in Mumbai. Soon after offering prayers, PM Modi promised that his government will spend Rs.11,000 crore on two Palkhi Margs of 350 km.
The PM had laid the foundation stone for the same in November 2021.
Sant Tukaram Maharaj was a Maharashtra-based Bhakti saint and Marathi poet who lived in the 17th century.
While addressing the public gathering in Dehu, PM Narendra Modi said, “A few months back, I got the opportunity to lay the foundation stone at Palkhi Marg to turn 2 National Highways into 4-lane. The construction of Shri Sant Gyaneshwar Maharaj Palkhi Marg will be done in 5 phases and that of Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi Marg in 3 phases. In all these phases, over 350 km long highways will be built at the cost of more than Rs.11,000 crores. With all these efforts, the development of the area will pick up the pace.”
“Today, the nation is celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. We are proud of being one of the most ancient, living civilizations. Credit goes to the ‘Sant Parampara’ of India, and the saints and sages of the country. India is eternal because it is the land of saints. One or the other great soul does appear in every era to show the path to the country and society. Today we’re celebrating Sant Kabir Das Jayanti. It’s also the 725th year of the samadhi of Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj, Sant Nivruttinath Maharaj, Sant Sopandeo, and Adishakti Muktabai,” PM Modi added.
A specially designed turban for Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his visit to Sant Tukaram Maharaj temple in Maharashtra’s Pune sparked controversy on Tuesday. Verses of Abhang written on the headgear (turban) made for PM Modi had to be changed after the Dehu Sansthan opposed it.
He further added, “To strengthen our national unity, it is our responsibility to keep our ancient identity and traditions alive. Therefore, today when modern technology and infrastructure are becoming synonymous with India’s development, we are making sure that both development and heritage move forward together.”
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