Jamshedpur, Jan. 3:Chief Minister Raghubar Das had announced that a grand scale state level ‘Parkash Utsav’ would be organised on the occasion of 350th birth anniversary of Sikh’s 10th Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji in Jamshedpur.
East Singhbhum district administration is all geared up for the three-day ‘Virasat-e-Khalsa Kaum’ programme scheduled at Gopal Maidan from 9 to 11 January, 2017.
DC Amit Kumar and their subordinate held a meeting to finalise the invitation card, poster, hoarding etc. To coordinate with the Sikhs in the district, 18 sub committees will be formed for which the framework has been fixed.
DC Amit Kumar is in regular contact with Rahul Sharma, secretary of state tourism department; Jagjit Singh, Nodal officer cum special officer of Education department and Inderjeet Singh, President of State level organizing committee.
People of the Sikh community from Jamshedpur along with nearby areas are visiting Patna in big numbers.
Gurudwara committees and organisations are sending off the groups chanting ‘Bole So Nihaal Sat Sri Akal’ in unison from the railway stations. Sikh sangat from Mango and Sitaramdera have left for Patna in huge numbers where snacks and tea arrangements have been made at Railway Station by Station Road Gurudwara committee. On Tuesday morning, more than 50 four- wheelers left for Patna from Sakchi Gurudwara.
They were accorded send off by CGPC President Inderjeet Singh, Gurdev Singh Raja, Hardayal Singh, Sukhvinder Singh Raju, Jasbeer Singh Chire and others.
Seeing the huge rush of people waiting to go to Patna, Raghubar Das had asked the railways to run special trains from Jamshedpur, Dhanbad and Ranchi to Patna and add extra coaches to enable the Sikh community members to attend Prakash Utsav, birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh in Patna on January 5.
Along with the former chief minister of Jharkhand Arjun Munda, former Jharkhand Assembly speaker Inder Singh Namdhari, Tata Steel MD TV Narendran, Chairman of Mongia Steel Gunwant Singh and several corporate and labour union leaders have been invited at the religious programme.
The whole Gopal Maidan in Bistupur will be under CCTV surveillance while special arrangements will be available for parking of the vehicles.
The organisers have also made hotel rooms available at concessional rates for the Sikhs from Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal and Orissa. Accommodation is also available at Ramgharia Club, Khalsa Club, Tulsi Bhawan, Dharmshala and other places.