As President of the Takht Sachkhand Sri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib Gurdwara Board,
Nanded, it is my humble privilege to invoke the blessings of the Ten Gurus and apprise
the Sadh Sangat the world over as to what plans are afoot to fittingly
commemorate the 300th anniversary of the consecration of Sri Guru Granth Sahib (Gur
Ta Gaddi) and the Parlokgaman (heavenly journey) of Guru Gobind Singh Ji at NandedI
am more than conscious of the fact that without their blessings and your cooperation,
such a mighty task can never be accomplished.
In view of the great religious and national significance
of this eventwe are expecting millions of Sikh pilgrims and other visitors
to visit Nanded two years hence. Therefore, extensive plans are underway for the
redevelopment and beautification of the Gurdwara complex and its surroundings.
The entire complex is being so redesigned as to accommodate at one time at least
25,000 devotees in the Parikrama (corridor) or inner circle of the Gurdwara itself.
Besides, many other equally important projects are in hand. to evoke the visitors’
interest in Nanded and Sikhism.
Fortunately, Nanded city has been included in the Jawaharlal
Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission by the Central Government. Consequently,
various projects are being concurrently implemented in the run-up to the Tercentenary
These projects, in brief, include construction and widening
of roads, building of flyovers, improvement of sewerage and water facilities, upgrading
of the traffic management and security system, building of a 100 feet road on each
side of the Godavari with adequate bathing points, constructing a modern airport
and upgrading of the existing railway station
Our idea is that all this comes up in consonance with genuine aspirations of the
Sikhs who have distinguished themselves as world citizens and members of a universal
religion. Our further endeavour is that they also help
us improve the conditions of life of the down and out people of the area according
to the spiritual manifesto of Guru Nanak.
Sardar Tara Singhji M.L.A.
President Addm. Board.
Takhat Sachkhand Sri Hazur Sahib Nanded.