Punjab govt reschedules Dharmik Darshan Yatra displaying relics of Sikh Gurus

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: May 07, 2015 17:52 IST

Witnessing great response from the people of the state, Punjab government has decided to reschedule the Dharmik Darshan Yatra, displaying the relics of three Guru Sahibans.

Education minister and member of Yatra’s management committee Dr Daljit Singh Cheema while issuing the changes in the schedule said the Yatra which started from Patiala with full enthusiasm, has been extended on people’s demand. The schedule will be issued again after May 13.

The education minister said instead of reaching Talwandi Sabo on May 7, the Yatra will reach Mansa on May 7, move towards Maur and reach Takht Sri Damdama Sahib at Talwandi Sabo on May 8.

In order to make facilitate darshan of the relics in a peaceful manner for the devotees, the bus carrying relics will be stationed at Takht Sri Damdama Sahib on May 9 and May 10. On May 11, the Yatra will start from Talwandi Sabo and pass through Bathinda and reach Gidderbaha. On May 12, it will cross Malout and reach Sri Muktsar Sahib. At the historical land of forty Muktas, the Yatra would halt at Sri Muktsar Sahib on May 13. He said that the further programme for May 14 would be issued later.

Dr Cheema said the rush of devotees was beyond the expectations of the organisers of the event. A sea of humanity has swollen to have darshan of the holy relics. The villages, towns and cities lying on the route of yatra witnessed heavy rush.

He added that on the first day when the first portion of Yatra reached Nabha, the last portion was in Patiala. The unprecedented number of devotees delayed the Yatra by several hours. He added that the enthusiasm of sangat could be gauged from the fact that the Yatra reached Barnala late by 24 hours. First day halt was at Barnala, but the Yatra reached Sangrur late night. He said now devotees could have easy darshan of the Yatra.

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