DGPC to organise martyrdom anniversary of Banda Singh Bahadur

District Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (DGPC) Jammu in collaboration with State Gurdwara Prabandhak Board is going to organise various programmes to celebrate 300th anniversary of martyrdom of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, a great warrior who fought for righteousness and justice and laid the foundation stone of Sikh rule in India.
Addressing a press conference, Jagjit Singh, president of DGPC, said that in this connection a Shaheedi Yatra (Nagar Kirtan) will start from Dera Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Reasi on May 31, 2016 at 8 AM in the morning under the supervision of Baba Jatinder Pal Singh and would reach at Jammu on the same day.
The yatra would be welcomed at Hari Niwas at about 10.30 AM by Union Minister of State (PMO) Dr Jatinder Singh along with Sikh Sangat. The main attraction of the yatra is in displaying of rare Shastras (weaponry) used by Baba Banda Singh Bahadur during his life time in various battles with the oppressors. After passing the Yatra through Amphala Chowk, Rehari, BC Road, Shakuntla Crossing, Brigadier Rajinder Singh Chowk, Indira Chowk, JP Chowk, Municipal Market Below Gummat and, Swammi Vivekanand Chowk, he said that yatra will finally reach Gurdwara Shri Guru Nanak Chand Nagar and would stay there for about one hour, where Guru Ka Langar would be served to Sangat. He further said that the yatra after passing through Bikram Chowk, Satwari Chowk and will reach at Kunjwani where half an hour programme shall be organised in which various religious preachers will throw light on the life of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur. Thereafter the yatra will proceed towards Kathua and will be received by District Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee Kathua where elaborate arrangement for Langar and night stay have been made. DGPC have made fervent appeal to all Sikh Sangat and citizen of Jammu to welcome the Yatra at various places to pay obeisance to great warrior.
He also appealed district administration to make adequate security as well as traffic arrangements to avoid any inconveniences to Sangat and general public.

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