New lights are on! Golden Temple hi-tech illumination project nears completion
The high-technology illumination project for the Golden Temple complex is set for completion in another month, but some of it is already operational, bedazzling visitors.
The illumination by digitally-controlled, multi-coloured LED lights is already complete on the top floor of the parikarma, Darshani Deodhi, entry gates, and the Ramgarhia bunga. The sanctum sanctorum has also been covered, and now installation is on in parts of the parikarma and a couple of other buildings.It replaces the older bulbs and other lights.
The project, at Sikhism’s central shrine, is projected to cost Rs 11 crore, said Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief secretary Harcharan Singh, adding, “It will give a fillip to the look of the entire premises and be a great attraction for the pilgrims. We hope for it to be complete in a month.”
The Golden Temple is illuminated especially on festivals. The new lighting will be a permanent feature.
The new technology will make it possible to change the colours and effects of the lights with the click of a button, said Harcharan. “These lights will reflect the grandeur of the gold-plated, dome-shaped sanctum sanctorum onto the sarovar (pond) at night, and that of the entire complex on to the marble flooring.”
Karnataka Police nabbed the two assailants who stabbed Vastu expert Chandrashekhar Angadi popularly known as Chandrashekhar Guruji to death at a hotel in Hubballi on Tuesday. The two accused were detained by police in Ramdurg while they were trying to escape. According to Police, Chandrashekhar Guruji was staying at the hotel in Hubballi for the last four days. He was rushed to the KIMS Hospital where he was declared dead.
Delhi is likely to see cloudy sky with light rain on Wednesday, with light to moderate thundershowers expected towards evening, the India Meteorological Department said in its forecast. The minimum temperature on Wednesday is likely to be around 28 degrees Celsius, while the maximum temperature is predicted to reach 37 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature on Tuesday was 37.9 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature stayed at 29 degrees Celsius.
Polling across 44 districts for the first phase of elections to urban bodies in Madhya Pradesh begins today. A total of 1.04 crore voters are expected to exercise their franchise in the first phase of polling, an official informed news agency PTI. Voting will go on till 5pm, he added. Votes will be cast for municipal corporations including Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Khandwa, Burhanpur, Chhindwara, Ujjain, Sagar, Singrauli and Satna.
Even though Mohali district rose by two spots from last year's ranking in the PSEB Class 10 exams, its pass percentage dropped from 99.91% to 99%. Last year, Mohali was placed 17th among the 23 districts. This year, it improved its standing to 15th, with Gurdaspur district bagging the top spot. As many as 9,401 students from 109 Mohali schools appeared in the exams and 9,307 passed.
A 32-year-old doctor allegedly ended his life by injecting himself with a paralytic drug used in anaesthesia at his rented accommodation in Phase 2 on Monday night. The doctor, who hailed from Rupnagar, was living alone in the rented house for the last three months and worked at a private hospital in Sector 34, Chandigarh. The autopsy will be conducted at the Phase-6 civil hospital on Wednesday.