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Posted at: Mar 28, 2016, 1:06 AM; last updated: Mar 28, 2016, 1:06 AM (IST)

Chief Khalsa Diwan passes Rs150 crore budget

Chief Khalsa Diwan passes Rs150 crore budget
Members of the CKD present its annual budget for 2016-2017 during a meeting held at CKD office in Amritsar. A tribune photograph

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, March 27

Over a century old Sikh educational body, the Chief Khalsa Diwan, today passed a budget of over Rs 150 crore for 2016-2017.

A meeting of its general body was organised at Chief Khalsa Diwan Gurudwara to present the budget. Many schools, colleges and other institutions are being run under the Chief Khalsa Diwan Charitable Society. The meeting was presided by CKD president Charanjit Singh Chadha.

Narinder Singh Khurana, honorary secretary, Chief Khalsa Diwan, presented the budget after sharing some details of the previous budget.

He said the budget which was Rs 118 crore in 2015-2016 had now increased to a little over Rs 150 crore. The overall increment in the budget rate was 27.19 per cent. He said in the coming year, Rs 15 crore for Chief Khalsa Diwan University, Rs15 crore for new CKD School of Excellence in Shubam Enclave, Rs 8 crore for a new school project at Chandigarh, and Rs 3 crore for the development of existing CKD schools and colleges were earmarked in the budget.

Chadha said an amount of Rs 2 crore for the development of rural and border area schools and Rs 3.22 crore for free education, books, uniforms, mid-day meal of three Adarsh Schools were also kept reserved in the budget. He said that new school at Mumbai with furnishing cost of nearly Rs 1 crore was planned to be added in the achievements of the CKD.

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