"The true man of God sees no man as good or evil,
Dedicated to practicing the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev.
Explore and assist with the following:
Organize, develop, and administer Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Centers.
Organize, develop, and administer a Sikh Dharma Ashram.
Attend 350 years’ Anniversary Celebrations of Guru Gobind Singh Ji's birth.
The Deg Tegh Fateh Yatra is scheduled for a period of two weeks, departing for India December 25, 2016, exact date subject to change. Local room and board, local transportation (excluding air and train travel) will be provided free of charge by Akal Committee Thirteen for participating Certified Kundalini Yoga Teachers.
*NOTES: Local room and board and local transportation (excluding international and domestic air and train travel) will be provided free of charge by Akal Committee Thirteen for Deg Tegh Fateh Yatra participants. Participants are welcome to an extended stay beyond the schedule below at their own expense. See meaning of Deg Tegh Fateh.
IMPORTANT: The Mission and purpose of the Deg Tegh Fateh Yatra is independent and separate from the celebratory Raj Khalsa Yatra sponsored by Sikh Dharma International. Deg Tegh Fateh Yatra space is limited. Persons interested in this spectacular free room and board offer are urged to register here, or contact Akal Committee Thirteen NOW!
December 26, 2016
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January 01, 2017
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January 08, 2017
NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change without notice.
For more details see Tour Guide.
FORMS AND TRAVEL INSTRUCTIONS
NOTICE: INDIAN DOMESTIC AIR FARES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. INDIAN AIRLINES DO NOT ALLOW REFUNDS. Yatra departure date, programs, and visitations are subject to change due to unavoidable and/or changing circumstances. Get Registration Form. Get Passport Renewal Info. Get Travel Visa Info. Contact Travel Agent. See India Travel Dos And Don'ts. See Tour Director. See Acknowledgements.
FREE ROOM AND BOARD OFFER IS LIMITED - DO NOT DELAY
The necessary arrangements are to be made in preparation for the Deg Tegh Fateh Yatra to India whereby Akal Committee Thirteen will provide local room and board (meals), and local transportation (excluding air travel and train fare) free of charge for Yatra participating Certified Kundalini Yoga Teachers and Teachers of Sikh Dharma. Persons interested in this spectacular free room and board offer are urged to contact Akal Committee Thirteen NOW.
Special efforts will be made to allow Yatra participants to meet with the Jathedars, Sikh leaders, elected Government of India officials, including the Prime Minister of India, Governors of Delhi and Punjab, Chief Ministers of Delhi and Punjab, and with other high ranking officials to acquire the support necessary to establish a Teaching Mission in India.
Attention Prospective Yatra Participants
Sat Nam. The Deg Tegh Fateh Yatra is a spiritual journey for Teachers and Students of Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma from around the world. Sponsored and funded by ACT, Akal Committee Thirteen, this year's Yatra will depart for India December 26, 2016, and return January 08, 2017. ACT is blessed by God's grace with the resources to offer free room and board for participating Teachers and Students. This means that full accommodations and meals will be provided.
ACT requests Yatra participants to arrive in New Delhi on December 26th from where we will proceed directly to Amritsar. The Yatra will end in New Delhi on January 08, 2017, after which participants may choose to stay longer at their own expense.
While in India Deg Tegh Fateh Yatra participants will serve ACT's stated Mission by: 1.) exploring the idea of setting up Teacher Training facilities in India, wherein Kundalini Yoga Teachers are encouraged to share their knowledge of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan with the Indian populace, 2.) promoting and inspiring the Indian populace to practice Guru's technology, and 3.) meeting with individuals and organizations that promote and inspire the technology.
BTW: Deg Tegh Fateh Yatra is open to Kundalini Yoga Teachers and Students and any Sikh Dharma Teachers who want to share their knowledge and experience with the people of India. You will not be required to teach or train in India on this exploratory Yatra, and there are no strict or hard rules about your teaching experience, except to actively share your knowledge and experience of Kundalini Yoga. Once a Teacher Training facility is organized and established in India at a future date, ACT requests that participating Kundalini Yoga Teachers consider visiting India on a regular basis to teach and train individuals who want to become Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teachers. -- Akal Committee Thirteen
NOTE:Yatra departure date, programs, and visitations are subject to change due to unavoidable and/or changing circumstances. See Itinerary. Register here. Get Registration Form. Get Passport Renewal Info. Get Travel Visa Info. Contact Travel Agent. See India Travel Dos And Don'ts. See Acknowledgements.
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March 27, 2016 Patna Preparations -- From widening the streets to sprucing up Ganga (Ganges) riverfront, Patna city and the iconic Sikh shrine nestled in its womb are undergoing a massive facelift as a large number of pilgrims are expected here during the 350th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Gobind Singh.
As people from several parts of India and abroad, including from Canada, the UK, the US and Australia, are expected to converge here, a temporary tent city spanning over 75 acres has been proposed to be set up on the banks of Ganga.
“The countdown has begun and timelines have been defined. All projects would be completed in a time-bound manner. Inter-departmental conflicts have been resolved and eight committees and sub-committees have been set up to smoothly execute the big plan,” said Patna divisional commissioner Anand Kishor.
Meanwhile, the Patna Sahib shrine is racing against time to finish the new constructions on its premises. Old streets like Guru Gobind Singh Path are being widened and new roads are being constructed in the old Patna city, which has narrow lanes and alleys. Ganga ghats in the city are also being redeveloped.
Gurdwara gets a facelift
Guru Gobind Singh was born in Patna in 1666 to Guru Teg Bahadur, the ninth Sikh Guru, and Mata Gujri. The current shrine of Patna Sahib, signifying his birth, was built in the 1950s over the remains of the structure erected by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in the late 1830s, which was damaged in the deadly 1934 earthquake.
The gurudwara management committee is also undertaking huge constructions on its campus, as most of the old guest house complex has been dismantled and a new structure is coming up in its place, which will include provisions for parking of vehicles that are expected in huge numbers in January. New structures have also come up on the campus surrounding Gurdwara Bal Leela, where young Guru Gobind Singh used to play. A multi-storeyed building has been completed in its adjoining campus replacing the old building that once served as a warehouse.
Anand Kishor said he has been holding regular meetings with all stakeholders, including the district magistrate, Patna police, tourism department and railway officials to chalk out “both short-term and long-term measures” to make the event a “grand success.”
“All police officials including the senior superintendent of police have been briefed to ensure foolproof security. We will be installing 200 closed-circuit television cameras to monitor the situation,” Kishor said.
Bihar govt plans to tap tourism potential
The Bihar government is also looking to tap the immense tourism potential of this mega event and had earlier even hired Delhi-based Indian National Trust for Art and Culture (INTACH) to prepare a micro-plan for tourism-related assessment of Patna Sahib area.
“We had made a study of the area, which is the old region of Patna, with layers of several centuries of history and heritage. The area has winding lanes and narrow roads, including the main road, the Ashok Raj Path, that goes in front of the shrine and therefore had suggested a few measures to decongest the area,” said a senior INTACH official said. -- Source.