Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday inspected the arrangements being put in place for the 350th Prakash Utsav of Guru Govind Singh, the 10th Sikh Guru, being held in the state capital next month. Accompanied by senior officials, including the Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh, Director General of Police (DGP) P K Thakur and others, Kumar visited Takht Shri Harmandir Sahebji Gurudwara in Patna city and inspected the arrangements being made there for the devotees who will congregate here to attend the 350th Prakash Utsav of Guru Govind Singh. He also paid obesiance in the Sikh shrine.
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Kumar issued necessary direction to the officials and Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee members on arrangements like comfortable stay and transporation. The Chief Minister inspected Harmandir gali and Bade ki gali near the Takht Shri Harmandir Sahebji Gurudwara and directed the officials to properly fix cluttered electric wires.
He also urged the locals to help the authorities in maintaining cleanliness in the area for the festive occasion for the comfort of the visitors. Kumar went to Shri Guru Govind Singh Girls’ High School, Jain Swetambar temple and Kangan ghat where he inspected ‘langar’ for the devotees.
During inspection at Kangan ghat, the Chief Minister asked the officials to level the land there so that the devotees could sit properly while taking their meals during the 350th Prakash Utsav. He inspected the tent city put up at Kangan ghat and directed the officials to make elaborate arrangements for the occasion. Kumar inspected toilets and bathroom set up at the tent city for the devotees.
The Principal Secretary (Tourism) Harjot Kaur briefed the Chief Minister about various arrangements made at the tent city and elsewhere for the 350th Prakash Utsav. He was also given presentation by the officials of the tourism department for arrangements made at the Gandhi Maidan for the festival.