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Guru Manyo Granth Jagriti Yatra accorded rousing reception
Rattan Sharma | 05 Apr 2008

rattan sharma, Apr 5---

Guru Manyu Granth Sahib Jagriti Yatra, which reached Jammu and Kashmir, was accorded rousing reception by thousands of devotees. The Yatra had started from Nanded in Maharashtra in connection with the celebration of the 300 years of the Guru Granth Sahib.

A massive gathering that had descended gave a rousing reception to the yatra enroute.

 

Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, accompanied by ministers, MPs and legislators, received Guru Manyo Granth Jagriti Yatra at Lakhanpur on its entry into Jammu and Kashmir. The Yatra, after passing through various parts of the country would culminate at Nanded itself. A copy of Guru Granth Sahib handwritten by Baba Deep Singh Shaheed and weapons of Guru Gobind Singhji form part of the Yatra.

 

Former Chief Minister and MP, Dr Farooq Abdullah was also present.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that Guru Granth Sahib like other religious scriptures taught brotherhood and amity and called upon people to strengthen these values. He said Jammu & Kashmir was an abode of communal harmony and the warm reception given to the Yatra by members of various communities was an expression of this fact.

Chairman of Reception Committee said J&K is abode of secular traditions and religious tolerance where every faith is respected and revered. Religions teach us truthfulness, brotherhood and amity and all of us should nurture this temperament, he added.

The yatra would promote communal harmony and brotherhood among the people of country.

The yatra would pass through the various areas in Jammu province and return back on April 7.