Sikh Jagriti Yatra flagged off from Gowliguda
Hyderabad: Hundreds of Sikh devotees joined Jagriti Yatra that was flagged off from Central Gurudwara Sahib Gowliguda on Tuesday morning.
Jagriti Yatra is a journey of awakening and enlightening taken out as part of 350th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Gobind Singh. The Yatra, intended to make the people aware of the Guru, his sacrifices and contribution to the nation, will traverse through all the districts of Telangana and culminate in the city on December 18.
Scores of Sikh devotees thronged the streets of Hyderabad to get a glimpse of Jagriti Yatra, a state-of-the-art decorated bus carrying different weapons and a Guru Granth Sahib. For the benefit of the devotees, it will be kept for display at the Gurudwaras in the State.
Jagriti Yatra was flagged off from Central Gurudwara Sahib Gowliguda, ahead of Prakash Purab to celebrate Guru Gobind Singh’s 350th birth anniversary on January 5, 2017. The Yatra is being organised by Central Gurudwara Sahib Gowliguda with cooperation of all the Prabhandak Committees of Sikh Gurudwaras in the twin cities and districts.
The Sikh community will celebrate the Prakash Purab on a large scale from January 3 to 5, 2017. Major celebrations will be held on January 5 at Nizam’s College Grounds in which 50,000 Sikh devotees from across the State will participate in ‘Vishal Deewan’ (mass congregation) from 10 am to 4 pm. -NSS