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SRINAGAR: According to Depot Manager, Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) Anantnag a bus service for tour purposes is going to operate from Anantnag to Ajmer Sharif in Rajasthan and back from January 12 this year. In this regard, the passengers are requested to report to the JKSRTC Yard, General Bus Stand Anantnag at 8 am on the said date. The departure time for the vehicle is 9 am. The Manager also said that the booking for 2nd package tour is also in progress, and interested persons are requested to call on phone numbers 9419040911, 700689525, and 9797995671 to get more details in this regard.

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SRINAGAR: Gurpurab, the birthday of 10th Guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobindh Singh was celebrated throughout Jammu and Kashmir with traditional religious fervour and enthusiasm. People belonging to the Sikh community, attired in colourful dresses, paid obeisance at Gurdwaras. The main function was held at Gurdwara Chatipadshahi in old city’s Rainawari area while as the Amira Kadal Gurdwara also witnessed heavy rush of devotees.

 

Reports from Jammu said that hundreds of devotees including men, women and children paid obeisance at various Gurdwaras, which were illuminated and decorated with colourful buntings. The main function was held at Gurdwara Yadgar Guru Nanak Devji (Near Bibi Chand Kaur Samadh) at Chand Nagar Gumat, where devotees paid obeisance and offered prayers.  Many religious and social organizations had arranged ‘langars’ for the devotees at these Gurdwaras. The Governor, N N Vohra and chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti greeted the people on this occasion. 

 

Guru Gobind Singh, born as Gobind Rai in 1666 at Patna was the tenth Sikh Guru, a spiritual master, warrior, poet and philosopher. Meanwhile, ADGP Munir Ahmed Khan has greeted people of Jammu & Kashmir on the auspicious occasion of Gurpurab. He has prayed for the well-being of the people of Jammu & Kashmir and for the peace in the state. ADGP hoped that this auspicious occasion would further strengthen brotherhood, communal harmony, amity and secular traditions and would be a harbinger of peace, progress and prosperity in the State.

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SRINAGAR: The annual Urs in the memory of Sufi Saint Hazrat Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani (RA) concluded on Friday while thousands of devotees amid chill offered congregational Friday prayers at Khanyar Srinagar. Shortly after the Friday prayers the holy relics belonged to Dastgeer Sahab (RA) were exhibited to the devotees. Hazrat Shiekh Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani also known as Ghaus-ul-Azam or fondly called as Peer Dastgeer Sahib is being revered by one and all across Jammu and Kashmir. Devotees thronged the shrine in large number from different district of Valley. The Urs that culminated on Friday marked a series of special prayers and lectures and preaches on the life of Hazrat Shiekh Abdul Qadir Jeelani.