Jat Sabha to observe birth anniversary of Chhotu Ram on Feb 10 at Katra

Jat Sabha leaders at a press conference at Jammu on Friday.
Jat Sabha leaders at a press conference at Jammu on Friday.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 8: Jat Sabha, Chandigarh and Deenbandhu Choudhary Chhotu, Ram Sabha, Jammu will jointly honour the achievers in various fields including the recipients of gallantry awards and promising players at a national level function to be held in Katra on the occasion of Basant Panchami and Chhotu Ram Jayanti on February 10.
This was stated by former Haryana DGP and president of the Jat Sabha, Chandigarh, Ch Mahinder Singh Malik (Retd IPS) in a press conference here today.
He said Union Minister, Chaudhary Birendra Singh will be the chief guest on this occasion and Governor, Satyapal Malik will preside over the function. Union Minister, Dr Jitendra Singh will also grace the occasion.
He further said that a ‘Yatri Niwas’ for the night stay of devotees, coming to pay obeisance at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir from across the country, would be built jointly by both Sabhas in Katra at a cost of Rs 20 crore which is being inaugurated on the occasion.
He said that Ch. Chottu Ram’s birth anniversary is celebrated every year on the occasion of Basant Panchami and for the first time, the birth anniversary is being celebrated at Katra at national level on February 10.
Union Minister Birendra Singh, Governor, Satyapal Malik and Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh will lay the foundation stone of Yatri Niwas in Katra on the same day and they would also unveil the statue of Ch. Chottu Ram on this occasion.

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