Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: The ‘Guru Manyo Granth Jagriti Yatra’ to commemorate the consecration of the Granth Sahib and the martyrdom of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, will arrive in the city on Tuesday. The tercentenary (300 years) celebrations are being organised for the first time since 1708. The four-day yatra will showcase rare weapons and other historical articles of Guru Gobind Singh and the Sikh martyrs taken out from the sanctum sanctorum of Sachkhand Sahib in Nanded, Maharashtra, for the first time in the history of the Sikh community.

Speaking to presspersons here on Sunday, S. Gurucharan Singh Bagga, chairman of the Jagrathi Yatra reception committee, said the yatra was aimed at spreading the message of equality and secularism. The nationwide tour began its journey from Nanded on November 15 last year.

“The bedecked vehicle, specially designed for the tour, will be welcomed in a befitting manner by the Prabhandak Committees of all Gurudwaras and thousands of devotees at Choutuppal in Nalgonda district on Tuesday at 2 p.m.,” said S. Pritam Singh, secretary of the reception committee.

On Wednesday, the yatra would proceed through Charmahal Gurudwara, Gurudwara Kalgidhar Niwas in Goshamahal and Gurudwara Guru Singh Sabha before ending in a procession at NTR Stadium. Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy will participate in a function at the stadium along with several of his Cabinet colleagues. On the next day the yatra would proceed to the oldest Gurudwara in the city, Central Gurudwara Saheb in Gowliguda, before going in a huge procession to Gurudwara Saheb in Ameerpet. The final day would see the procession go through Gurudwaras in Balanagar, Manovikas Nagar, Alwal and Seethaphalamandi before returning to the Gurudwara at Secunderabad.