Ujjain: ‘Simhastha concluded successfully. My heart is filled with happiness and bliss. With blessings of Lord Mahakal, entire team worked and served during Simhastha wholeheartedly and tried to render excellent services. Presence of saints gave right direction during Simhastha’. This was stated by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan while addressing farewell function of Swami Avdheshanand Ji at his camp at Ujjain on Wednesday. The Chief Minister and his wife Sadhana Singh felicitated Swami Avdheshanand Ji with shawl, coconut and Angvastaram.

School Education Minister Paras Jain, Simhastha Central Committee’s Chairman Makhan Singh, Ujjain Development Authority’s Chairman Jagdish Agrawal, Akhara Parishad’s General Secretary Hari Giri Ji, Juna Akhara’s Shrimahant Prem Giri Ji, Umashankar Bharti, Divisional Commissioner Ravindra Pastore, Principal Secretary Public Relations SK Mishra, ADG V Madhu Kumar and DIG Rakesh Gupta were also present on the occasion.

The Chief Minister said that all government servants rendered services with spirit of service. He said that all gifts given to Ujjain city during Simhastha will be maintained as it is. It would be ensured that saplings planted during the period do not wither away and ghats are maintained in renovated condition. He said that Kshipra ghats present a deserted look after conclusion of Simhastha and now departure of Swamiji from Ujjain today will aggravate this feeling of loneliness.

He said that Swami Ji has to go all over the world to disseminate knowledge. I have come to bid farewell to him with the request to frequently visit Madhya Pradesh. Swami Avdheshanand Ji has ensured to bring all on one platform. Praying to Lord Mahakal for state’s happiness, prosperity, progress, excellence and grandeur, Swami Avdheshanand Ji wished for happiness and pleasure of state’s farmers, craftspersons, common people, rulers, administrators and devotees. He said that Acharya Peeth has been established in Datar Akhara of Juna Akhara on Tuesday. This Peeth will become a seat of learning. Knowledge will dwell in it, he added.