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RMS Chhina Hails Special ‘Guru Kirpa Train’ for Sikh Devotees from Amritsar

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | March 28, 2023 04:06 PM

AMRITSAR: Senior BJP leader and Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency in charge Mr. Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina today hailed Centre government of Narendra Modi for initiating special 'Guru Kripa Yatra Train' for Sikh devotees to pay obeisance at various historic Gurdwaras. He said the entire Sikh Community is thankful to the Prime Minister for starting the new train from Amritsar and back for pilgrims from April 5 to April 15.

Terming this to be the gift of the Centre to the community members, he said he along with BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh had recently met and requested Prime Minister and Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw for this special train. “We are thankful to the Modi

government that the train has been started now. The Sikh community will get an opportunity to visit their historical religious places through this single train”, said Mr. Chhina.

The train will run from Amritsar on April 5, 2023 and passing through Delhi and other states will go to Hazur Sahib in Nader and Bidar in Maharashtra. From here the train will go to Takht Sri Patna Sahib in Bihar and via Delhi will reach Sachkhand Sri Harmandar Sahib (Golden Temple) in Amritsar on April 15, 2023.

The food, stay and sightseeing will be included in the tickets for the pilgrims and the train would offer different categories of travelling in ACs, Sleepers and Non-Ac compartments for the devotees. Thus, the Sikhs from Punjab, Delhi and various other states would get an opportunity to pay obeisance at various historic Sikh shrines, he said.

He said it was his efforts and that of Tarun Chugh that the PM, who himself has named the special train as ‘Guru Kripa’, has given the gift to the devotees on the auspicious occasion of Baisakhi. Earlier, the Centre government has started another Guru Kripa train from Lukhnow , connecting all the five holy Sikh Takhts.

“I am extremely thankful to the PM and Railway Minister for the train and hope that such a train will also be started on Diwali, for which I have already requested the honourable PM”, said Mr Chhina.

He meanwhile today wrote a letter to Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) President Harjinder Singh Dhami today for circulating the information regarding the train amongst the general Sikh population through the notice boards in all the Gurdwaras, so that the devotees can take maximum advantage of this ‘Guru Kirpa train’.

He also appealed to the SGPC to take the burden of the tickets or at least help the devotees with the subsidized expenses to help the devotees to take the journey through the special train. The whole journey including food, stay and sight-seeing are covered in the tickets.

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