IN order to promote the feeling of social harmony and apprise the devotees of the rich traditions of Sikh Gurus, the Rashtriya Sikh Sangat organised various camps in Haridwar Mahakumbh from March 21 to April 18. The langar and boarding arrangements were made at the huge premises of 12 bighas at Nirmal Virakta Kutia near Prem Nagar Ashram Chowk. Around 5000 people in normal days and over 10,000 on the days of Shahi snan had prasad at the langar.
In the medical camp organised under the banner of Bhai Kanhaiyaji, from 3000 to 4000 patients were treated every day. A huge exhibition displaying the rich sacrificial traditions of Sikh Gurus was also organised at this premises. More than five lakh people including the devotees from Bangladesh, Nepal, America, Canada, France, Italy, Sri Lanka, Japan, Hong Kong etc. not only had langar but also visited the exhibition. The Sikh Sangat workers from 28 Prants also visited the camps.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh and many of his cabinet colleagues, former Union Law Minister Dr Subramanian Swamy, National Executive Member of RSS Shri Madhubhai Kulkarni, VHP general secretary (organisation) Shri Dinesh Chandra, VHP vice president Shri Balkrishna Naik, founder of Sikh Sangat Sardar Chiranjiv Singh, Sikh Sangat national president Sardar Gurucharan Singh Gill and many others were also present at the inaugural ceremony.
A Kavi Darbar was organised at Neeldhara Pandal in which many leading poets including Shri Nirala from Punjab, Shri Sajan, Shri Mohan Singh Mohani, Shri Divana, Dr Dayashankar Vidyalankar, Dr Buddhadev Sharma, etc. recited their poems.
National president of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad Mahant Gyandas Maharaj was the chief guest at the concluding ceremony. He lauded the activities of the Sikh Sangat. Shrimahant of Nirmal Akhara Sant Shri Gyandev, representative of Sri Sri Ravi Shanakar Guruji Shri Bhanuji Maharaj, Mahamandaleshwar Shri Hansdevacharya Maharaj also blessed the devotees.