A Sikh international conclave will be held at Patna from June 8 to 10 as part of the 350th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Gobind Singh.
Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, who presided over a high-level meeting here to review the arrangements to commemorate the occasion, asked Punjabi University vice-chancellor Jaspal Singh to provide a list of eminent Sikh intellectuals and scholars for this.
The chief minister also gave the nod for organising a series of six seminars/symposia on the life and ideology of the guru in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Anandpur Sahib, Punjabi University Patiala and Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar, which would be attended by renowned Sikh scholars and academics. Besides, a poetry recitation competition would be held at Paonta Sahib.
Badal asked the presidents of the SGPC and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee to make arrangements for running special trains from Punjab and Delhi for taking devotees to Takht Sri Patna Sahib on this occasion.