Maharashtra's Takht Shri Hazoor Sahib Gurdwara has stated that it will use all of its gold reserves, collected in a span of over 50 years, for constructing hospitals and healthcare centers. On Saturday, the information was confirmed by the Vice President of Takht Hazoor Sahib, GS Bawa.
Gurudwara Takht Shri Hazoor Sahib is certainly considered one among Sikhism's five takhts.
“We have already started a Covid center at Gurudwara Hazoor Saheb which is already serving people. Now we have planned a large-scale medical college and hospital also,” said GS Bawa.
The Gurudwara authorities say that they have arranged plots and finances for the purpose and are now waiting for restrictions to get over, so the construction can start.
“We have arranged a plot and finance for the same and we are waiting for the restrictions to get over. We know that it is a costly project but we are ready with our resources and finances,” Mr. Bawa added.
He also confirmed that the Gurudwara authority will be using all the gold it has collected over the period of 50 years to construct the hospital.
“We have decided to use the gold which we have received as offering in past years but only monetizing that gold of around Rs 25 crore will not be enough and we are having other resources for finance also so funding will not be an issue for us once the project goes on the floor. The Sikh community will help us in all ways possible.”
Currently, people have to travel to Hyderabad or Mumbai for treatment. But, once this project will be completed, people will have access to a healthcare facility without traveling out of the city.
Takht Jathedar Sant Baba Kulwant Singh said, “Takht Hazoor Sahib, Nanded, in Maharashtra-One of the Five Takhts of Sikhism, is releasing all the gold collected over the last 50 years- to build hospitals and medical colleges. Aim- Nobody should have to travel to Hyderabad or Bombay for medical studies or treatment.”