BSF appeals temple trusts to use donations for social welfare of country

By: PTI | Jodhpur | Published:October 3, 2016 10:12 pm

A senior officer of BSF Rajasthan Frontier on Monday called upon the opulent temple trusts in the country to open their treasures built out of devotees’ donations and offerings for the welfare of the needy ones in the country.

Setting the example, IGP of BSF (Rajasthan Frontier) BR Meghwal released a sum of Rs 5 lakh for the treatment of a policeman of Jodhpur police commissionerate from the chest of Tanot Mata Temple Trust.

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While releasing this sum, Meghwal said millions and billions of rupees have been lying unused in many temples of the country managed by their respective trusts.

“We humbly appeal to these trusts to open these treasures for the welfare of public with open hearts,” said Meghwal. Chouhan had gone out of his way to save the lives of choking devotees during the infamous stampede at Mehrangarh Fort in 2008, which had claimed 216 lives.

Chouhan has been suffering from intestinal cancer for the past six years and has spent beyond his capacity for his treatment in Ahmedabad.

He was also recommended for reward and promotion by the police considering his service during the tough time beyond the call of his duty, but he did not get anything. “If the offerings of the devotees to the goddess in her temple is used for saving a person, who went all out to save her devotees, what better use could this treasure be of,” Meghwal said.

The Tanot Mata Temple is located close to the Indo-Pak boarder in Jaisalmer district and is managed by the BSF, considering its proximity of the border. Thousands of devotees throng the temple throughout the year.