Mahabharata themed museum is to begin its construction led by the Central Government the Bharatiya Janata Party in Kurukshetra district of Haryana. The multi-crore project and the government face excess condemnation from the opponents for spending crores on the international celebrations of Gita Jayanti Mahotsav while uplifting the current condition of the river Saraswati.
According to the sources, Rs 31 crore has been allocated to the museum project under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme by the Union Government of India. The project will be the center of excellence with shopping complex, meditation centre, toilets, ample space for parking, etc. The construction has begun on at the Pehowa Kurukshetra road on the 19 acres of land.
This project and the earlier two are observed as an attempt to promote the religious tourism and Hindu mythology by the government of BJP. The construction of this multi-crore project is set to be completed within one year of tenure. Kurukshetra, the holy city, has already provided lands to build a temple and now the KDB (Kurukshetra Development Board) at cheaper rates has allotted land to the religious gurus of the Local Trust for the project.
Reacting to the situation, Ashok Arora, the state president of INLD (Indian National Lok Dal) states that the BJP Government doesn’t allot the money for developing the villages or enhancing the health or environment condition of the city or construction of the roadways instead can spend on promoting religion by building temples. He further explains that in the past the government of BJP similarly wasted money on Gita Jayanti Mahotsav and Saraswati river and at present are wasting crores of rupees on constructing new mythological project rather than creating employment opportunities for the youth of India.
The multi-crore museum project has achieved mix responses from the villagers of Jyotisar while demanding the government to spend on the education of the youth and create employment for them under the project.