Chandigarh : The dedicated special train carrying more than 1800 persons from Chandigarh to Patna Sahib, the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, returned to Chandigarh tonight amidst immense enthusiasm and gusto of pilgrims, mostly Sikhs. It is worth highlighting the first-ever dedicated train was flagged off on 5-day journey by the current Chandigarh Member of Parliament, Kirron Kher, on 14th morning from Chandigarh Railway Station.
The special Yatra train was being run by Indian Railways and the organizing team Of Mata Tripta Ji (C)Trust, had taken one-time special permissions for the first ever such endeavor taken from Chandigarh as many pilgrims had no such direct train option to Patna Sahib before. On board the train during its journey, three time meals and tea were prepared by organizers and served to all 1800 pilgrims.
Onboard, Dr Bhupinder Singh Bhoop, Syndicate Member, Panjab University, stated, “Arrangements like Hospitality (i.e. langar) and medical aid were exceptionally praiseworthy during the three-day train journey as well as for other logistics during the two-day stay at Gurudwara Patna Sahib”
The marathon endeavor was taken by Chandigarh-based socio-religious organization, Mata Triptaji Charitable Trust ®, in association with its youth wing, Guru Nanak Phulwari (GNP) and this is sequel to earlier mega venture successfully conducted by Trust in December last year when they took dedicated special train to Sri Hazur Sahib, Nanded with 1500 passengers onboard.
The event was a dream come true for several hundred of aspiring people including the aged and the underprivileged who had been longing to visit the sacred shrines but could not because of the absence of any such convenient arrangement before. About 50 needy people including children were also being offered free seats for this
pilgrimage by trust members, who had not just contributed through tireless efforts
but also contributed financially for the purpose. The train leaving Chandigarh
hadpilgrims not only from the Tricity, New Delhi and other cities of North India,
but also from overseas like USA, Australia and Canada too.
Takht Sri Patna Sahib is the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Guru ji spent his
early years in Patna Sahib before moving to Anandpur Sahib. Patna Sahib is one of
the five Takhts or Seats of Authority of the Sikhs. Every Year lakhs of pilgrims from
across the globe visit the birthplace.
Following the tenets as enshrined in Gurbani, Mata Triptaji Charitable Trust ®, is a
philanthropic and socio-religious organization, dedicated to the service of the
mankind. Since 2001, it has been providing free medical, dental and diagnostic care
to the needy and at nominal cost on no-loss and no-profit basis to the general public.