Fatehgarh Sahib : For the martyrdom of Chaar sahibzaadas of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the Jor Mela of 3 days has begun today with religious Ceremonies. On the first day, huge numbers of followers crowded at the Gurudwara Fategarh Sahib and Gurdwara Jyoti Sawrup Sahib.
An “Akhand Path” was started at Gurdwara Jyoti Swarup Sahib, where the Sahibzadas were cremated. Bhai Harpal Singh, head granthi of Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib, performed the “ardas”. Deputy Commissioner Shiv Dular Singh Dhillon, Manager of Gurdwara Sahib Amarjit Singh, former Information Commissioner Jagdeep Singh Cheema and a large number of devotees were present on the occasion.
It is expected that more than one million people will pay obeisance. The Deputy Commissioner inaugurated the exhibition depicting achievements of various government departments. A light and sound programme “Main Tera Banda” was displayed at Aam Khas Bagh. Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee has organised many activities such as gatka, painting, essay writing, kavishri and bhajan competition in various SGPC colleges.
The DC and SSP Alka Meena said liquor shops, gambling stalls, dance pandals, circuses, swings and other sources of entertainment had been banned. Besides, 24-hour power supply, clean drinking water, toilet and medical facilities would be provided round the clock to the pilgrims. District police had installed CCTV cameras to keep a close watch on anti-social elements and 21 free parking sites had been set up for the devotees.