Guru circuit on anvil

Chief minister Nitish Kumar today said his government would carve out a "Guru circuit" connecting important Sikh religious destinations in Bihar to attract more pilgrims.

By TT Bureau in Patna
  • Published 6.01.17
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Patna, Jan. 5 (PTI): Chief minister Nitish Kumar today said his government would carve out a "Guru circuit" connecting important Sikh religious destinations in Bihar to attract more pilgrims.

Nitish announced this during the event at Gandhi Maidan to celebrate the 350th Prakash Parva of Guru Gobind Singh.

He said in addition to being the birth place of Guru Gobind Singh, Guru Nanak, Guru Tegh Bahadur and others icons of Sikhism had also visited Bihar in the past.

"We will connect all important destinations visited by these icons of Sikhism to form a Guru circuit," he said.

Takht Harmandir Sahib, Guru ka Bagh and Bal Leela Sahib, all in old Patna, Handi Sahib in Danapur, Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara in Gaighat, Guru Nank Kund in Rajgir, Gurdwara Pacheesi in Munger and gurdwaras in Ara, Katihar, Gaya, Nawada, Sasaram and Bhagalpur would be connected with each other to form the Guru circuit, Nitish said.

The chief minister also announced plans to establish a multipurpose centre and garden near Guru ka Bagh in Patna Sahib.

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