Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday warned that none should "try to spread violence and fear in her state".
Inaugurating the world's first museum dedicated to the life and teachings of 16th century saint and social reformer Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Banerjee said it was an effort to showcase the ascetic's teachings amidst the "prevalent cruelty, clashes or say intolerant situations".
"It makes me feel proud that the first museum on Chaitanya Mahaprabhu could be constructed in Bengal among the entire nation. We are privileged that this is one-of-its-kind in the entire world," said Banejee, who also inaugurated a rooftop solar power plant.
Banerjee said no one should "try to spread violence and fear in Bengal".
"The museum is the dream project of Gaudiya Mission which will be a reality after its inauguration on August 13. Amid the prevalent cruelty, clashes or say intolerant situations in our society, we wish to showcase Mahaprabhu's teachings and vision and serve the society," Bhakti Nishtha Madhusudan Maharaj, the mission's assistant secretary and museum in-charge told IANS earlier.
The Gaudiya Mission, a spiritual and philanthropic organisation established in 1935, propagates the teachings of Sri Chaitanya and the Vaishnava faith. It has many centres in India and temples in London and New York.
The museum is a three-storey structure built on an area of approximately 1,350 square metres and includes galleries, public utility areas and a library.
Each floor is dedicated to different phases of the saint's life starting from his birth, his marriage with Vishupria, journey throughout the country up to the period after he attained 'Sanyasa' (sainthood).
Life-size models, 3D films, audio tracks and animatronics will ensure maximum engagement of the visitors. The museum has been designed by the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM).
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Effectively seeking to end the tenure of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Chairman Ajay Tyagi, the Finance Ministry has in a quiet move called for applications to fill up the post.
An order dated January 24 has been issued by the Economic Affairs Division of the Finance Ministry titled, "Filling up the Post of Chairman, Securities and Exchange Board of India".
The order invites applications for filling up the post of SEBI Chairman. The Chairman will receive a consolidated pay of Rs 4.5 lakh per annum as recommended by the Seventh Pay Commission, the recommendations of which were accepted by the government in 2016.
The Chairman shall hold office for not more than 5 years and shall not hold office beyond 65 years, whichever is earlier.
Applications are to reach by February 10 with annual confidential reports of five years, integrity certificates, vigilance certificates and no penalty certificates.
It may be pointed out that February 10, 2017 is the date when Tyagi was appointed SEBI Chairman by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) for a five year term. February 10 is also the date when new applications are being invited, exactly three years into Tyagi's term.
At that time, Tyagi was Additional Secretary, Finance Ministry. He is an IAS officer of the 1984 batch of the Himachal Pradesh cadre.
However, soon after his appointment, the government had curtailed his tenure by two years, barely a week after his name was cleared to succeed the incumbent UK Sinha with a five-year term.
Tyagi's term was fixed for an initial period of three years.