November 06, 2019 09:18 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News) 

The Dera Baba Nanak Utsav to be held from 8th-11th November and dedicated to the 550th Prakash Purb celebrations of Sahib Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, would add colour to the festivities accompanying the opening of Sri Kartarpur Sahib Corridor. 

The Dera Baba Nanak Utsav would be organized by the State Government with the assistance of the cooperative sector institutions. The historical town is ready to host 30000 devotees daily with an ultra modern tented city ready to cater to 3544 people. The Cooperation Minister S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa would inaugurate the 4 day utsav on 8th November. 


 Cooperation Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa to inaugurate 4 day Dera Baba Nanak Utsav on 8th November,Festivities to reach peak with flagging off first jatha to Sri Kartarpur Sahib on 9th November led by CMr,Tented City ready to accommodate 3544 devotees,Adequate facilities in place for catering to 30000 devotees daily 

Disclosing this here today, an official spokesman said that on 8th October at 4 AM Parkash of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji would be held, From 5-7:30 AM there would be kirtan of Asa Di Vaar, from 7:30-8:15 AM there would be Katha/Gurmat Vichar, from 8:15-9:15 AM there would be Ardaas/Hukamnama and from 9:15-10 AM, kirtan darbar would be held. On the rest of 3 days also, there would be kirtan of Asa Di Vaar, from 7:30-8:15 AM there would be Katha/Gurmat Vichar, from 8:15-9:15 AM there would be Ardaas/Hukamnama and from 9:15-10 AM, kirtan darbar would be held. 

The spokesman also said that on the historic day of the opening of the corridor i.e. 9th Of November, the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh  would attend the utsav and would also lead the first jatha to have a darshan of Gurudwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib which would also include ex PM Dr. Manmohan Singh. 

Divulging more, the spokesman said that 7 pandals have been put up. In Pandal No. 1, gurmat smagam would be held every morning, In pandal 2 theatre festival would be held every night from 7:30-8:30 PM, In pandal 3,5,6,7 seminar session would be held every afternoon from 2:30-4 PM, In pandal 4 film festival would be held from 2:30-4 Pm every afternoon and kavi darbar from 4-7 PM. Top notch poets from Punjab would participate alongwith those belonging to other languages of the country. 

The Cooperation Minister S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said that the tented city has been erected in 30 acres and contains 544 european style, 100 swiss cottage and 20 darbar style tents. The tented city project has been developed at a cost of Rs. 4.2 crore. The staying capacity of every swiss cottage tent is 2 persons and it also has attached bathrooms. A total of 4 persons can stay at darbar tent and it also has attached bathroom facility. A total of 26 europen style, 10 swiss cottage and 2 darbar style tents would be available for civil officers/employees and the amenity of western style toilet has been provided in the European style tented city. The number of European style tents available for police officers/other personnel would be 56, while the number of swiss cottage tents available for these would be 8 and darbar style tents would be 2. Every European style tent has 17 western style bathroom. 

A total of 5 sites have been fixed for providing an R.O. having water processing facility at a rate of 1000 litres per hour so as to provide clean drinking water to the devotees. Four generators with 125 KW capacity would also be installed for uninterrupted power supply. There would also be registration room, cloak room, VIP Lounge, Fire Station and ‘Jora Ghar’ in the tented city. The booking/registration would be free.


There is huge enthusiasm amongst the youth regarding the ongoing 550th Parkash Purab mega celebrations of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji at the historical town of Sultanpur Lodhi. The logo of 550th Parkash Purab celebrations, installed outside the main pandal, has become a hit amongst the youth as “selfie point”.

A large number of youth can be seen clicking selfies at this point along with their families and friends. While clicking selfie along with his college friends, Navpreet Singh, a resident of village Bohar, district Shri Amritsar Sahib, said that he would now post this selfie on his social media accounts such as Whatsapp, Facebook and Instagram. And he would also share it with his family members and friends so that they are also encouraged to become part of these mega celebrations.

Arshdeep Singh of Khilchian clicked a selfie along with his mother and said that he feel blessed to have become part of these celebrations along with his mother. He stated that he would share this selfie with his family and friends.

There has been huge rush of devotees near the selfie point. Kehar Singh of Delhi, who clicked his selfie along with his wife and children, said that he has specially come from Delhi to participate in the 550th Parkash Purab celebrations of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

Kulbir Kaur from Shri Amritsar Sahib is attending the mega celebrations along with her relatives. She said that she has captured the essence of celebrations through this selfie. Huge rush of devotees, especially youth, can also be seen near the fast food langar stall distributing burger, pizza and noodles.

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