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Updated: 09-09-2018 22:26 IST

Nitish launches construction work for Prakash Kendra

Patna, Sep 9 (PTI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

Sunday launched the construction work of Prakash Kendra and

garden in memory of Guru Govind Singh in Patna at an estimated

cost of Rs 54.16 crore.

"I thank Building Construction and Tourism Departments

for starting the construction work for multi-purpose Prakash

Kendra and garden near (Guru Ka Bagh). The name of multi

purpose Prakash Kendra should be 'Prakash Punj' because of

this being the land of knowledge...The target has been fixed

to complete its construction work within 18 months at an

estimated cost of Rs 54.16 crore," Kumar said while addressing

a function on the occasion.

Patna Sahib, the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh, is

considered one of the holiest places by Sikhs around the

world, besides being a major tourism attraction for people

from all communities.

Though Kumar expressed his desire to get the work

completed within 14 months so that the construction work is

completed before the Prakash Parv in 2020, it said.

"The Prakash Kendra will have four gates in the name

of Baba Ajit Singh, Baba Fateh Singh, Baba Jujhar Singh and

Baba Jorawar Singh. Besides, there will be five 'takhts' here

at the Centre- namely Takht Sri Pauta Saheb, Takht Sri Nanded

Saheb, Takht Sri Keshgarh Saheb, Takht Sri Hemkund Saheb and

Takht Sri Patna Saheb," an official release quoting Kumar


The entire structure will be open from all the four

sides, the CM said adding that the centre will be developed in

a way that a person visiting the place will be enriched by

getting important information about Sikh religion and Guru

Govind Singh.

The state government had organised the inaugural

programme of the Prakash Parv on a grand scale on January 5,

2017 to mark the 350th birth anniversary of the 10th Sikh

guru, who was born in Patna, Kumar said adding that

information about building multi-purpose centre was given in

the function.

The inaugural function was attended by Prime Minister

Narendra Modi.

Prominen among those who were present on the occasion

included Bihar's former Chief Secretary and Bihar State

Planning Board vice chairman G S Kang, CM's Advisor Anjani

Kumar Singh, State's Chief Secretary Dipak Kumar, Tourism and

Art and Culture Department's Principal Secretary Ravi Parmar

and other senior officials of Building Construction and

Tourism Departments and district administration. PTI AR


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