Union Home Minister reviews arrangements for 'Gurr ta Gaddi'

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Bidar, Oct 18 (UNI) Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil today reviewed the arrangements being made to accomodate more than five lakh Sikh pilgrims for 'Gurr ta Gaddi', to be held here from October 28 to November 7.

He expressed satisfaction over the arrangements being made after being briefed by the officials concerned.

Addressing the devotees in the Nanak Jhira Gurudwara, he said lakhs of Sikh pilgrims were coming to Nanded in Maharashtra and Bidar in Karnataka from across the country on the occasion of tri- centenery celebratios of Guru Granth Saheb.

Later, he offered prayers in the Gurudwara where he was accorded a warm welcome.

Talking to mediapersons Mr Patil exhorted people to pursue the message of Guru Granth Saheb which preaches brotherhood.

He however, refused to comment on any other issue saying he was in a sacred place.

The celebrations of Guru Granth Saheb will be held at Nanded in Maharashtra and Bidar being 200 km away from Nanded and one of the holy places for Sikhs, is expected to attract large number of Sikh devotees.

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