Sahara India Pariwar dedicates to the public a newly developed 'Baikunth Dham' at Ayodhya

Lucknow , 2 nd April, 2008: Sahara Welfare Foundation under the aegis of Sahara India Pariwar has developed the cremation place ‘Baikunth Dham’ at Ayodhya. On the occasion of Sahara’s Jyoti Diwas, the facility was dedicated to the public by Shri K.L. Meena, Divisional Commissioner, Faizabad Division. To honour the occasion also present were Shri Anil Garg – DM, Faizabad, Smt. Mithilesh Pandey – Chairman, District Municipal Corporation, Ayodhya and Senior officials from Sahara India Pariwar, Shri Vivek Sahay – Deputy General Manager, Sahara Welfare Foundation and Shri R.L Patel – Zonal Chief, Gorakhpur.

Drawing inspiration from the ideologies of its Chief Guardian, ‘Saharasri’ Subrata Roy Sahara, to give due recognition to the importance of rites and rituals in human life, Sahara India Pariwar has developed ‘Baikunth Dham’ where all the necessary amenities have been endowed with at Lucknow, Gorakhpur and now at Ayodhya.

On this occasion, message from ‘Saharasri’ Subrata Roy Sahara was read out and saplings were also planted by the guests. The audiences were left spellbound by a special performance of bhajans by singers specially called from Lucknow. Present on this occasion Shri K.L. Meena said, ‘ Sahara’s initiative to develop ‘Baikunth Dham’ at Ayodhya is worth appreciating’.

Ayodhya being a place of religious importance is considered pious by people who come from far and wide to perform the last rites of their near and dear ones. Ayodhya's Baikunth Dham is developed in an area of 18786.77 sq. meters with 6 sheds for placing the dead bodies, 6 platforms for performance of last rites, a caretaker's room, lavatories, shops and assembly halls along with the facility of drinking water and a park. A statue of lord Shiva has also been installed here and every effort has been taken to keep the entire place beautiful, clean and pollution free.

Sahara India Pariwar right from its inception has a strong commitment for the progress and development of our country, for this purpose it earmarks 25% of its profits to spend this amount for causes related to public welfare and development.