The Chief Minister of Punjab, Charanjit Singh Channi has declared Lord Krishna Balram Jagannath Rath Yatra as an annual state festival. The announcement for the same was made during flagging off the 25th Shri Lord Krishna Balram Jagannath Rath Yatra. He also announced a grant of Rs 2.51 crore for the Iskcon Temple in Ludhiana, Punjab. Notably, Punjab Government is also developing the Bhagavad Gita and Ramayana Research Centre on a 20-acre land in Patiala.
With Punjab polls just around the corner, the 25th annual Lord Krishna Balram Jagannath Rath Yatra — an event that witnesses an amalgamation of Ludhiana’s riches and religious fervour each year — saw the participation of political leaders and candidates from each party Sunday.