A unique pilgrimage to Sachkhand Sri Hazoor Sahib, Nanded, Maharashtra on a special dedicated train will be undertaken, starting Monday i.e. 28th Sep’15 at 7.30 PM, from Chandigarh to Nanded and back in order to commemorate 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, falling in Year 2017. Over 1300 passengers are confirmed to board this one-time special train for 6-day pilgrimage from Chandigarh Railway Station and will return back on 4th Oct. The marathon endeavor has been undertaken by a Chandigarh-based socio-religious organization, Mata Tripta ji Charitable Trust ®, in association with its youth wing, Guru Nanak Phulwari (GNP). Chandigarh UT Advisor, Mr Vijay Kumar Dev, IAS will grace the occasion to see off pilgrims from Chandigarh Railway Station on Monday. It is worth highlighting that this is in continuation to earlier mega ventures successfully conducted by Trust in August 2014 and December 2013 when they took dedicated special train to Sri Patna Sahib and Sri Hazur Sahib Nanded, respectively with 1500+ passengers onboard. The train will be flagged off from Chandigarh Railway Station by ‘Panj Pyaras’.
The event is a dream come true for several hundreds of aspiring people including the aged and the underprivileged ones, many of who have been longing to visit the sacred shrine but could not because of the absence of any such convenient arrangements earlier. Pilgrims not only hail from the Tricity, New Delhi and other cities of North India, but also from overseas like USA, Australia and Canada too. About 120 needy people (including children) have been offered free seats for this pilgrimage. by trust members, who have not just contributed through tireless efforts but also contributed financially for the purpose.Bhai Arvinderjit Singh (popularly known as Veerji) Chief organizer of the mega event, further added, "Suitable arrangements have been made to ensure the availability of routine provisions en-route the 24-hour train journey, like preparation and distribution of community-kitchen services (i.e., Langar), Medical-Aid, hygiene and other essentials round the clock for the comfort of passengers."
Sri Hazoor Sahib is the principal and one of the most sacred Sikh shrines and a Takhat at Nanded in Maharashtra. It marks the site where tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh ji laid his final camp for propagation of spiritual, moral and martial traits. Guru ji left for his heavenly abode in 1708 after announcing the installation of Sri Guru Granth Sahib as the perpetual Guru of the Sikhs to be followed forever. Recently, in 2008, the whole Nation marked 300 years of the coronation of Guru Grant Sahib at Nanded in a very memorable, befitting and stupendous manner.Following the tenets as enshrined in Gurbani, Mata Tripta ji Charitable Trust ®, is a philanthropic and socio-religious organization, dedicated to the service of the mankind. Since 2001, it has been providing free medical, dental and diagnostic care to the needy and at nominal cost on no-loss and no-profit basis to the general public. It has produced three social religious movies too including Sat Sri Akal, Sada Chir Jeevo and Mittar Pyare Nu.