More than half a million Sikhs from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and India, besides other countries, are expected to converge at Patna on 6 January to celebrate the 350th birthday of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth and last guru of the Sikhs.
The Bihar government has gone all out to welcome devotees and the state capital has been spruced up, roads widened and renovated, three massive tent cities built, illuminated the holy shrines and declared three public holidays from 3 to 5 January for an international conclave as part of celebrations that will continue until 8 January.
Over 300 CCTV cameras have been installed at critical locations for security. Tourist information centres have been set up. Billed as the biggest and the grandest event organized by the government of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the event will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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