Jalandhar: The Darshan Didar Yatra, carrying relics of Guru Sahibaan, today entered in Jalandhar district from Lohian area after being given a warm send off at Sultanpur Lodhi. At Lohian, the cabinet minister Mr Ajit Singh Kohar led the sangat that accorded a warm welcome to the yatra. Under Guru Granth Sahib Ji, the Panj Piaras led Palki Sahib entered into the district with the hues of Khalsa.
The Deputy Commissioner Mr Kamal Kishore Yadav, SSP (rural) Mr Jaspreet Singh Sidhu, SP Mr Kulwant Singh, SDM Shahkot Dr Sanjeev Sharma and other officers were also present.
Addressing the devotees at event, Mr Ajit Singh Kohar said this initiative of the Punjab government and SGPC was cementing ties of the young generation with Sikhism. He called upon people to unite against the social evils and follow the path that Guru Sahiban has laid. On reaching village Seechewal, the Sant Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal and his followers welcomed the yatra and honored Panj Piaras with siropas. Sant Baljit Singh and Sant Sukhjit Singh were also present along with him.
After this the sangat of Malsian area had darshan of Guru Granth Sahib and the holy relics of Guru Sahiban. On entering Nakodar from Malsian, the MLA Mr Gurpratap Singh Wadala led sangat welcome the yatra. En route from Nakodar to Jalandhar the yatra was welcomed with langar and chhabeel. On 60 kms route, people had raised spectacular welcome gates, held cold water chhabeel and langar of pakoras, tea, fruits etc.
On the entire route, the sangat recited prayers. SGPC member Jathedar Shingara Singh, chairman market committee Lohian, Mr Bawa Singh Kang, president nagar panchayat Lohian, Mr Shahbaz Singh, former chairman zila parishad, Jathedar Mahla Singh, councilor Amit Chhabra, Balbir Singh, Baldev Singh and others were also present.