Bhopal, Dec 29 (PTI) The Congress-led Madhya Pradesh Government said Saturday that it is going to create an Adhyatmik Vibhag (spiritual department) by merging several existing departments. Also Read - COVID-19: With 37,975 New Infections, India's Total Tally Surge To 91,77,841

The Congress had promised to form such a department before the last month’s Assembly elections. Also Read - Former Australia Captain Michael Clarke Warns India 'Will Get Smoked 4-0' in Absence of Virat Kohli

The `Anand Vibhag’ (Department of Happiness) set up by the previous BJP government, a first in the country, would be incorporated into the new department. Also Read - Cyclone 'Nivar' Likely To Cross Tamil Nadu Coast Tomorrow, NDRF Teams On Alert

“The proposed Adhyatmik Vibhag (Spiritual Department) going to be formed by merging Dharmik Nyas Evam Dharmasv Department (Religious Trust and Endowment Department), Anand Vibhag (Happiness Department) in addition to the Directorate of Religious Trust and Endowment, Madhya Pradesh Teerth Evam Mela Pradhikaran and Rajya Anand Sansthan,” the chief minister’s office tweeted.

In a bid to woo Hindu voters, the Congress, in its manifesto, had also promised to promote Sanskrit, develop a “Ram path”, the route which as per the mythology Lord Ram had taken during his exile; and set up cow shelters.

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