The Tenth Guru Gobind Singh Ji Birthday is being Celebrated In there birth place i.e Patna sahib so being event is organised by Bihar Government and Punjab Goverment for celebrating their birthday. Many facilities are being provided to visitors.
The celebrations kicked off on Tuesday and will continue till January 5.
The devotees have been put up in three tented cities and elsewhere.
“This is the first time I am visiting the birthplace of Guru Maharaj. I consider myself lucky to do service at the ‘langar’,” said Jaipal, a consultant with IBM in the UK.
Kiran, settled in the United Kingdom, said nearly 150 NRI Sikh women from that country were serving as sevadars to take care of the dietary needs of the devotees.
“NRI devotees are helping with cooking, cleaning utensils, mopping floors and serving food to the devotees,” he said.
It is a matter of pride for us that we got a chance to attend the ‘Prakash Utsav’ and work as ‘sevadars’, London-based Omkar Singh said.
These NRI devotees were all praise for Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for making the celebrations a mega event.
About 350 members, including 60 women from UK-based Guru Nanak Nishkam Sevak Jatha led by Bhai Mohinder Singh Ahulwalia, have also arrived here to offer voluntary service at different community kitchens.
Devotees from within the country have come mainly from Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra and West Bengal.
Tight security is also in place for the safety of devotees coming from outside Bihar.
The government expects more than five lakh devotees to visit Patna for the religious event.
Earlier, the Bihar government had announced a three-day holiday during the Prakash Parv celebrations.
Guru Gobind Singh was born on December 22, 1666, to ninth Sikh master, Guru Tegh Bahadur, and Mata Gujri. He was annointed the supreme leader of the Sikhs at the age of nine, becoming the last of the 10 living Sikh gurus.
The main function of Kirtan (singing of hymns) will be held on January 5, in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and a large number of Sikh dignitaries from India and abroad will participate.