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Updated: 05-01-2019 23:10 IST

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

on Saturday visited the Takht Harmandir Patna Sahib, a famous

shrine built in the memory of Guru Gobind Singh, who was born

here, and reviewed preparations for the 352nd 'Prakash Parv'

(birth anniversary celebrations) of the tenth Sikh Guru.

Flanked by state Tourism Minister Pramod Kumar, city

Mayor Sita Sahu, Chief Secretary Deepak Kumar and top

officials, the chief minister inspected a tent city that has

been erected near the gurudwara at the Kangan Ghat, officials


It can accommodate 5,000 pilgrims at a time, they


The chief minister issued instructions for ensuring

proper catering, sanitation and healthcare facilities at the

tent city since Sikh pilgrims from across the world are likely

to converge here on the occasion of 'Prakash Parv' on January

13, an official said.

He also visited the gurudwara and paid his obeisance

where the 'Prabandhak Committee' presented him with a 'saropa'

(dress of honour).

"We draw satisfaction from having hosted,

successfully, the 350th 'Prakash Parv', which naturally had

attracted much larger crowds. We are committed to ensure that

visitors have a good experience this time as well," the chief

minister said while talking to reporters.

"This year marks the 550th 'Prakash Parv' of Guru

Nanak as well and a gurudwara is being constructed at Rajgir

where the first Sikh Guru had visited in his lifetime.

Construction of the gurudwara will be beginning there on

January 11," he said. PTI NAC


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