Krishna Circuit Current Affairs
Union Ministry of Home Affairs has cleared proposal of Jharkhand Government to rename Nagar Untari town and railway station as Banshidhar Nagar, after Banshidhar Temple, which is dedicated to Krishna in Garhwa district of state. It has granted No-Objection Certificate (NOC) to Jharkhand Government after there were no adverse reports from Intelligence Bureau, Geological Survey of India (GSI), Department of Post, Ministry of Earth Sciences and Ministry of Railways for renaming Nagar Untari town and railway station as Banshidhar Nagar.
The proposal was forwarded Jharkhand Government as part of its plant to include Banshidhar Nagar part of Krishna circuit and develop it as major tourist attraction under Swadesh Darshan Scheme. Under it, state government is planning to develop Nagar Untari as Banshidhar Nagar and model it on the lines of Mathura and Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh. It is also examining proposals for tying-up with International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) also for this.
Under Central government’s guidelines for renaming railway stations, villages, towns and cities, all state governments must obtain No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Union Home Ministry. Under this guidelines MHA had earlier approved renaming of Robertsgang railway station in Uttar Pradesh as Sonbhadra, and Mughalsarai junction, also in Uttar Pradesh as Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction after Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay.
The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) and Indian Yoga Association (IYA) have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate interaction and cooperation between two organisations to promote wellness, spiritual and cultural tourism in Krishna Circuit.
Government is trying to promote Krishna circuit as major tourist attraction under Swadesh Darshan Scheme. It is named after Lord Krishna and is centered on him. Under it, 12 destinations spread across five states have been proposed. They will be developed on principles of high tourist value, competitiveness and sustainability in an integrated manner. The destinations covered are Gujarat: Dwarka; Rajasthan: Nathdwara, Jaipur and Sikar; Uttar Pradesh: Mathura, Vrindavan, Barsana, Gokul, Nandgaon and Govardhan; Odisha.
Under this MoU, PHDCCI and IYA have joined hands to provide holistic tourism experience to domestic and international travellers looking for some spiritually invigorating and cultural experiences. PHDCCI has been frontrunner in the wellness, spiritual, knowledge and health sectors. It is committed to bringing about effective changes in management, innovation and proactive development of strategies and strengthening linkages for advancement through partnerships with like-minded organisations,