Chandigarh: The Haryana Government on Monday announced that Jain community will be accorded minority status
in the state.
"The Jain community would be included in the list of
minority communities," Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda
said, addressing a gathering of Jain devotees at a function
organised to mark the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavira at
Gannaur near Panipat.
The 11-day long Panchkalyanak Pratishtha Mahotsav and
Mahamastakabhishek has been organised at Guptisagar Dham
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister also
announced that the Guptisagar Dham Tirath at Gannaur would be
developed as a tourist site.
Hooda also said that the government would send its
recommendation to National Highway Authority of India to name
the flyover at NH No 1 in front of Guptisagar Dham after Jain
Saint Shri Guptisagar Ji Maharaj.