Somnath Temple To Stay Open Despite Cyclone Vayu Threat: Gujarat Minister
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 8:17 PM
The threat of Cyclone Vayu hitting Gujarat may have receded with the storm changing course overnight, but as the state prepared for the worst on Wednesday and evacuated over three-lakh-people, a minister firmly refused to shut the Somnath Temple. Bhupendrasinh Chudasma, the Gujarat Education Minister, said famous temple in Saurashtra would remain open as "aarti (prayers)' being performed since many years can't be stopped".
Gujarat to form Sanskrit Bhasha Vikas Board
Monday, July 16, 2018, 7:14 AM
In order to promote the Sanskrit language, the state government has decided to form the Sanskrit Bhasha Vikas Board. The decision was announced by state education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama at an event held at the Gujarat University. While the decision has been welcomed by academicians, some of them also have criticised and questioned the intention behind such a move.