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Nation gears up for 350th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Gobind Singh Sahib
The main functions to celebrate the 350th Parkash Utsav of the tenth Guru of the Sikhs Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib will be held at Patna Sahib in Bihar and Anandpur Sahib in Punjab on December 24.

Meanwhile, the processions, discourses, seminars, special prayers to highlight the Guru's teachings are being held in the major cities of the country.

The special trains to take devotees from Punjab to Patna Sahib and back have been announced that will operate from Amritsar, Bathinda and Patiala to Patna Sahib and back. It is reported that the Indian Railways have given permission to the state to run the trains to Patna on December 22 and back on December 27.

Guru Gobind Singh sahib was born as "Gobind Rai" at Patna Sahib in Bihar and became the tenth and last of the human form Gurus of Sikhism at the age of nine, following the martyrdom of his father, the ninth Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib.

The tenth guru of Sikhism had held himself as a servant of the Supreme Being who had come to the Earth to behold the wonderful drama of life. As the last Guru, he had laid emphasis on social equality, universal brotherhood, altruism and social service.

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