Aims and Objects
The aims and objects, for which the Society is established, are as under:-
- 1. The all-round development of pilgrim places (Teerth) in India.
- 2. The development of roads and ghats as well as improvement in sanitation and environment of the pilgrim centres.
- 3. The construction and renovation of shrines as well as their acquisition through purchase or gift or mutual agreement and the management of such shrines.
- 4. Introduction of sound and light programme or similar audio/video programme based on latest development of technology at important historical pilgrim centres.
- 5. Establishment of hospitals and dispensaries.
- 6. Diffusion of useful knowledge/education through publication, audio visual media or through establishment of schools, libraries and academies/institutions.
- 7. Preservation of cultural heritages of the pilgrim centres.
- 8. Promotion of national integration and communal harmony.
- 9. Eradication of social evils like untouchability, dowry and extortion of money from pilgrims as well as promotion of social welfare activities and compassion for creatures and living beings.
- 10. Construction of dharma-shalas and sarais as well as cleanliness of ponds and plantation of trees on roads or in surrounding areas of the shrines.
- 11. Any other charitable work; as may be approved by a majority of the existing members and two-third members present and voting in the meeting convened for this purpose.
Other activities :
In the past, the Samiti carried out some other philanthropic activities like, distributing free meals, drinks and medicines to the tune of crores of Rupees.
It held a national seminar on Mundeshwari Mandir, which is an A.S.I.-protected monument and is probably the oldest Hindu temple in the country.
It had installed the statue of Jagadguru Ramanadacharya at a proposed Medical College & Hospital named after him on the campus of Shuja Math, Begusarai, which had received land grant from Prince Shuja, the son of Emperor Shahjehan in 1655 A.D. when he was the Governor of Bengal.
This gesture, of the Samiti was highly appreciated by the people of the area.
Depending on the financial resources the Samiti will develop some other pilgrim centres and take up such other activities which are enumerated in the Aims & Objects of the Samiti. Devotees, interested in the development of any particular pilgrim centre, may write to the Samiti and make considerable contribution for the execution of the plan.