550th Prakash Utsav of Guru Nanak Devji To Be Celebrated In Grand Manner – C.M. Shri Kamal Nath

Places Associated with Visits of Guru Nanakji to be developed as religious tourism sites
State Level Celebration Committee To Design Programmes
Sikh Community Representatives Give Suggestions for Celebrations, Praise Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal, September 25, 2019 (Ataullah Faizan): The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has said that the 550th Prakash Utsav of Guru Nanak Devji will be celebrated in a grand manner across the state. The places associated with the visit of Guru Nanak Devji in Madhya Pradesh will be developed as religious tourism sites. He said that the government will constitute a State Level Committee with representatives of Sikh community and other religions to celebrate the 550th Prakash Parv. The committee will design activities according to the programs and suggestions for the Yatra. Representatives of Sikh community and Gurdwara Management Committee from across the State, said that this is the first time when Chief Minister has convened a meeting of Sikh community at Mantralaya on the subject.
Shri Kamal Nath said that government has been considering to organize the Yatra in a historic manner on the 550th year of Prakash Utsava of Guru Nanak Devji. In order to seek valuable inputs, the representatives of Sikh community have been invited to discuss on this. The Chief Minister said that the Yatra on Prakash Parv should mark enthusiasm. He said that the State level committee will be composed of representatives of every community and region of the state. Representatives of the Department of Home, Finance, Culture and Spirituality will be included on behalf of the state government. Shri Nath said that this committee will come up in a week. Preparations will be finalized incorporating suggestions of all members. He said that this Yatra is not only an opportunity to enshrine peace but to make it a memorable event across the country.
Referring to the history of Sikh community, the Chief Minister said that Sikh community is a brave and is known for self-respect. The sacrifices of Sikh Gurus for the sake of humanity have been inscribed in golden letters on the pages of history. The Chief Minister said that Sikh community is truly a Karmayogi community, which has a global presence. He said that there almost every country in the world has Sikh community living there. There is no community having such a worldwide presence. It is a matter of pride and this fact should be mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Minister for Higher Education Shri Jitu Patwari said that the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has instructed everyone that the 550th Prakash Parv of Guru Nanak should be celebrated in a historic manner.
The representatives of the Sikh community and Gurdwara Management Committee from all over the state gave their suggestions regarding celebrations appreciating the gesture of the chief minister to invite members for discussions on the subject.
Shri Surjit Singh Tuteja, General Secretary of Central Gurusingha Sabha Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh, read out a letter from the Sikh community on the manner of celebrations of 550th Prakash Parv of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. He said that it is a matter of pride for Sikh community that for the first time a Chief Minister has invited the Sikh society to discuss the subject.
Those who gave suggestions included Shri Paramveer Ji of Idgah Hills of Gurdwara, Bhopal, Shri Jasvir Singh Gandhi of Indore Gurdwara Management Committee, Shri Surendra Arora Ji. Shri Jitendra Chawla of Sagar thanked the Chief Minister on behalf of the entire Sikh community.
Shri Narendra Singh Ji of Jabalpur, Shri Jaspal Singh Bhatia of Itarsi, Pipariya Shri Gurucharan Singh Saluja of Dewas, Shri Kuldeep Singh Chura of Dhar, Shri Gurudeep Singh of Abdullaganj, Shri Manjit Singh Bhatia from Indore also gave their suggestios and inputs.
Former Union Minister Shri Sartaj singh and representatives of Sikh community were present.