Nanded, Oct 22 (UNI) To mark the Tercentenary celebrations of the 'Guru di Gaddi', the Takhat Sachkhand Gurudwara will be showered with flowers on October 28, 30 and November 1, by using a helicopter.
This is the special attraction of the festival. A Nagar Sankirtan has also been organised on November 4 from 0300 hrs along with a firework display which will go on for 15 hours.
A langar (free community meal), organised by Sant Baba Man Singhji Radashibwale has turned out to be a point of attraction to the devotees, because food items of 300 varieties are being served along with 60 varieties of sweetmeats.
To serve the various tastes of the devotees, other delicacies including ice cream, pizza, noodles and burgers are also being served in the langar. As the devotees are coming from all over country, Punjabi dishes and the South Indian dishes are also being served.
The chariot carrying the weapons including a gun used by Guru Gobind Singhji has arrived in the city. The Anant Sahib Punjab-based Sant Baba Seva Singhji carried the chariot along with a palanquin having Guru Granth Sahebji in it. A wooden cot used by Guru Gobind Singhji has already been brought in the city. All weapons have been kept in the premises of Bawali Sahib for darshan. A langar will also be started by Sant Baba Seva Singhji on October 25 and will be kept open upto November 5.
The police administration is fully prepared to maintain law and order situation during the celebration. To give effect to the plan of security, chalked out by the department, 13,500 police personnal are being deployed in the city, including 3,500 from the district while remaining are from other places. This includes five police superintendents, 20 deputy divisional officers, 90 police inspectors, 400 sub-inspectors, 35 women assistant police inspectors and 2,900 other employees.
To assist the police administration 2,830 home guards have been allotted. The 3,000 volunteers will also join the task. Considering the ever increasing threat of bomb explosions, eight bomb detection and defusion squads, equipped with advance technical assistance, have arrived in the city, the District Superintendent of Police Ravindra Singhal informed.
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