Friday, May 1, 2015

Punjab Govt & SGPC to organise tour of Guru Gobind Singh’s relics

In an event to be jointly organised by the Punjab government and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), relics of Guru Gobind Singh would be taken around the state in a special religious procession from May 6 to May 20.
The procession will start from Patiala on May 6 and culminate at Takht Keshgarh Sahib Anandpur Sahib on May 20. SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar held a meeting with Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday to finalise the programme.
The CM has formed a two-member apex committee comprising education minister Daljit Singh Cheema and   special principal secretary to the CM KJS Cheema for oversee the arrangements for the procession.
The holy relics of Guru Gobind Singh include three swords, a set of hair and comb, a turban, a chola (robe), a whip, a bunch of five arrows, a siri sahib, a wooden spear, a steel spear, a sword and another sword with “Sat Sri Akal Guru Teg Bahadur the 1713 Samvat (1656)” inscribed on its blade. The relics would be placed in a specially designed 33 feet long transport vehicle by the SGPC.
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