An ode to his teachings; Sultanpur Lodhi railway station to depict life of Guru Nanak Dev

News Bharati    10-Jun-2019

Ferozepur, June 10: Knitting connections with emotional touch, Indians have cherished their relationships dearly; be it with people or God. In order to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the Northern Railways Saturday said it will build a magnificent facade of Sultanpur Lodhi railway station this year.


Highlighting the theme, Divisional Railway Manager Rajesh Aggarwal said the structure would be symbolic to the theme of 'tera' (all is yours), inspired by the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism. He added that the proposed structure will be a marvellous piece of modern Sikh style architecture. The idea is based on the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev.

Further adding, he said that the 13 arches on each side of the station slowly rising towards the centre will depict surrender to the almighty. Over 30 lakh pilgrims, from all over the world, are expected to visit Sultanpur Lodhi, where Guru Nanak Dev stayed for several years, in Kapurthala. The Divisional Regional Manager asserted that they are ready to cater to the needs of lakhs of pilgrims as railways will be playing a major role in their transportation.

Since the approach to the Sultanpur Lodhi is through two railway crossings, it has been decided to convert both as railway underpass for uninterrupted flow of traffic during the celebration days, he added. The DRM said the project to construct a high-level platform and a foot-over-bridge to connect the platform for the convenience of the passengers, besides making other arrangements of water, waiting hall have also been planned.