Jamshedpur : After staying in the city for two days the jagriti yatra, which was flagged off by the Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar on October 14 from the Takht Shri Harmandir Sahib left for its next destination in Jharkhand. President of Central Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee Inderjeet Singh thanked the administration and people of the city for their cooperation.
The yatra comprising a hand-written Guru Grant Sahib belonging to the time of Guru Gobind Singh (AD 1666 to 1708), 16 different types of weapons used by him – including sword, spear, arrow and dagger visited several places in the city before leaving for Ranchi today.
Jamshedpur MP Bidyut Mahato and several devotees participated in the yatra.
As per the plans the yatra will move through 16 states and return to Patna by December 13. The yatra will move through Jharkhand, Bengal, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh before returning to Patna. The procession will also visit Nanded in Maharashtra, the place where the Guru was assassinated.
In send-off ceremony at Sakchi Gurudwara Senior BJP leader Amarpreet Singh Kale said that Guru Gobind Singh taught Sikhs to eliminate fear itself, to become fearless, one of the divine virtues that Nanak taught his Sikhs to assimilate.