Sikh Jagriti Yatra arrives in city amidst fanfare

Hyderabad: The Jagriti Yatra, flagged off by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar from Takht Harmandir Sahib, Patna, on October 13 reached Hyderabad amidst fanfare.

Sikh community members from the twin cities and surrounding districts were present in large numbers along with other communities to welcome the Yatra and its members when it reached Medchal on the city outskirts. The yatra arrived from Nagpur. Scores of Sikh devotees thronged the streets of Hyderabad and Secunderabad to get a glimpse of the Jagriti Yatra, a state-of-the-art decorated bus carrying different weapons and a centuries-old handwritten Guru Granth Sahib.

The Jagriti Yatra is a journey of awakening and enlightening, undertaken as part of 350th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Granth Sahib.  It was kept for display during Vishal Deewan (mass congregation) held at Quli Qutb Shah Stadium near High Court on Tuesday for offering prayers by the devotees. It will go to Takhat Hazur Sahib (Nanded) in Maharashtra later on Tuesday before going to Rajasthan, Delhi and Punjab.

The Jagriti Yatra was flagged off from Takht Harmandir Sahib, Patna, ahead of Prakash Purab to celebrate Guru Gobind Singh’s 350th birth anniversary on January 5, 2017. The ‘Yatra’ is being organized by the Prabandhak Committee of the Patna Saheb Gurdwara. The Sikh community is going to celebrate the occasion on a very large scale and this Yatra has been started to make the people aware of their Guru, his sacrifices and his contribution to the community.

-NSS

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