Dhubri, Dec. 2: The district and police officials today reviewed arrangements by the Sikh Pratinidhi Board, Eastern Zone, ahead of the Swahidi Diwas (martyrdom day) celebrations at Dhubri Gurudwara from December 5 to 7.
This year, too, social welfare activities will be part of the 338th Swahidi Divas of Sri Guru Teg Bahdur Sahib Ji, the ninth guru of the Sikhs, to be celebrated on the gurudwara premise.
Dhubri deputy commissioner Kumud Chandra Kalita and superintendent of police Mridulananda Sarma reviewed all arrangements for the celebrations, including accommodation, parking of vehicles and other programmes like nagar kirtan and prabhat pheri, with members of the board. They inspected the entire Gurudwara premises, including the kitchen.
CRPF deputy commandant, 48 Battalion, Bhikkan Sharma and Dhubri town sub-inspector Jayanta Das also attended the meeting, which assumes importance in view of the prevailing unrest in lower Assam districts.
Nearly 40,000 devotees from the Northeast and across the country are expected to take part in the celebrations.
The board members have made arrangements for over 15,000 devotees at the shrine buildings, at Ladies Club and Brahma Mandir fields, at Asom Sahitya Sabha Bhawan, Terapanth Bhawan, Jain Setamber Bhawan and Dhubri Hari Sabha.
The SP said parking arrangements have been made at Raja Prabhat Chandra Barua field and Dhubri Mela field.
Traffic police will be deployed at all the points, including Dhubri checkgate, parking lots and railway station. A special train, carrying devotees from Dibrugarh and lower Assam, will arrive here on December 5.
Kalita assured the board members of every co-operation from the administration.
Board secretary Sardar Kulwant Singh appealed to all the people to extend their co-operation to the event.