Chouhan moots idea of setting up ‘Anandam’ for joy of giving

Anandam will be a place where people will derive joy of ‘give and take’. Chouhan said any person who wishes to donate material can keep the items at Anandam.

By   |   Published: 4th Jan 2017   2:17 pm Updated: 4th Jan 2017   2:20 pm
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File Photo: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Bhopal: After setting up ‘Anand Vibhag’ to bring a smile on every face, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has put forth an idea of setting up ‘Anandam’, a centre to derive ‘joy of giving’, in some cities of the State.

“Timely help to the needy and the person who helps others – both derive a sense of joy from this act. As a primary effort, Anandam should be established to transform this into activities,” Chouhan was quoted as saying by a Public Relations Department official on Wednesday.

The CM floated the idea when he was holding a meeting of officials on Tuesday at the State secretariat.

Anandam will be a place where people will derive joy of ‘give and take’.

Chouhan said any person who wishes to donate material can keep the items at Anandam. On the other hand, the needy persons will get the same for their need from that centre.

“Giving example of blankets, Chouhan said that getting a blanket during the winter gives pleasure. Similarly, it gives you satisfaction in a way that you contributed in protecting others from cold,” the official informed.

The CM further mentioned that the State government is making effort to bring happiness and joy in the lives of all.

He also informed the meeting that an outline of various programmes has been prepared by the Anand department in this regard.

“Chouhan told officials that thinking with peaceful heart brings new thoughts. He called upon the administrative officers to implement it in their lives. Live a joyous life with enthusiasm,” the official informed.

The State government had constituted a separate Anand Mantralaya in July last year. The department has already started functioning.