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
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
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