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Nitish promises ‘Guru circuit’

Patna : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar laid the foundation stone of Bahudeshiya Prakash Kendra and released the Hindi edition of a coffee table book on Guru Gobind Singh here today during the closing ceremony of Parkash Utsav to mark the Guru’s 350th birth anniversary. H also released a coffee table book on the “Guru circuit”.
Nitish said: “The kendra’s foundation is being laid near Guru Ka Bagh. Land has been taken from the Bihar Agricultural Board. The centre will inspire the young generation to learn from the life and thoughts of Guru Gobind Singh.”
He said the Bihar Government would develop the “Guru circuit” by connecting Takht Shri Harmandar Ji Patna Sahib Gurdwara, Patna Bal Lila Gurdwara, Handi Sahib Gurdwara (Danapur), Teg Bahadur Sahib Gurdwara (Gai Ghat), Guru Nanak Kund (Rajgir) and Guru Pachchis Sangat (Munger), along with shrines in Arah, Katihar, Nawada, Gaya, Sasaram and Bhagalpur.
Patna district magistrate Sanjay Kumar Aggrawal said over 10, 000 Sikh devotees arrived on five special trains here today. About 70 buses were used to ferry them from the railway station. Amritsar resident Sukhbir Singh said: “We had also attended Parkash Utsav here early this year. State government officials have made our stay comfortable.”

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