350th Light Festival to be held between 30th December 2016 to 10th January 2017.
Chief Minister of Bihar Mr. Nitish Kumar has said that we should feel proud of Guru Govind Singh as he was born in patna. He was addressing a press conference in a hotel, arranged to discuss the preparation of 350th birth anniversary of Guru Govind Singh to be celebrated as light festival between 30th December 2016 to 10th January 2017. It is expected that thousands of devotees across the world will participate in the festival.
He further added that bihar government has decided to announce three days official leave on such a great occasion. He is expecting this occasion will boost tourism in bihar and entire state will be participating in the event. A movement will be initiated to create awareness among youths about the teachings of guru govind singhji.
To provide accommodation and other facilities to the incoming devotees, The state government is making special arrangements on its own expenditure. Government will ensure that the grand occasion of 350th light festival ends in a successful note.