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Gidwani demands govt to declare Amravati as pilgrim centre

india Updated: Apr 16, 2010 13:44 IST

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) spokesperson Kanhaiyalal Gidwani has demanded the government to declare Amravati as a pilgrim centre for the Sindhi community members as Sant Bhagat Kawarram Sahib had spent several days in Amravati.

"Sant Kawarram is one of the most revered saints of the Sindhi community. Since Amravati is the only place in Maharashtra where he had spent many days, the government should declare it as pilgrim centre ," Gidwani, who was in Amravati to participate in the three-day 125th birth anniversary celebrations of the late saint at Deep Nagar, said.

The anniversary programme was organised by local members of the community and a religious procession was taken out from Bhagat Kawarram temple on the occasion.

"His bhajans are still very popular and during the pre-independence days, it had prompted gramophone company His Masters Voice (HMV) to record his devotional songs in Karachi. But since he was unable to travel to the studio, HMV decided to bring its recording unit to his place somwhere near Sindh," Gidwani said.

Sant Sairam Chanduram Sahib, Jashanlal, Santosh Kumar, National President of Sant Bhagat Kawararam Sahib, Satyanand Sawalani, Nanak Ahuja and Anil Tadreja were among those who attended the programme.

Gidwani was also felicitated by his community members on the occasion.