The India Post, Chandigarh 29th November, 2008 : Sh. Sanjay Kumar , Finance Secretary, U.T, Chandigarh today become the part of 20th Lord Jagannath Yatra organized by ISKCON in the city beautiful. Hundreds of ISKCON devotees from all parts of the country and abroad had come for the rath yatra and it looked like a real cosmopolitan affair .Aarti was done by about 20 prominent citizens and dignitaries of the city beautiful.
The Yatra which was organized with great preparedness, enthusiasm and devotion starts at 2.00pm from sector 46 market. Sh. Sanjay Kumar and other devotees started pulling the chariot carrying the deities of Lord Jagannath, Lord Baldeva and Devi Subhadra and Srila Prabhupada .Local people, who had turned out in large number, also joined the devotees in pulling the chariot, and in chanting and dancing before the Rath .
On the occasion Finance Secretary offered his prayer before Lord Jagannath, Lord Baldeva and Devi Subhadra and Srila Prabhupada and was blessed by Sh. Gopal Krishan Maharaj and a souvenir was presented to Sh. Sanjay Kumar as blessings by him .Sanjay Kumar while addressing the devotees said that all religion and all communities must celebrate their festivals with full enthusiasm and good will and will prosper in this city beautiful which welcome and respect each and every person, religion and community.