- Lahore to observe public holiday on September 7 for Data Ganj Bakhsh Urs.
- Three-day Urs ceremony begins on Tuesday.
- Enhanced arrangements and festivities planned.
In an official announcement, Punjab’s caretaker Chief Minister, Mohsin Naqvi, has declared that Lahore will mark a public holiday on September 7th, Thursday, in honor of the annual Urs (death anniversary) of Data Ganj Bakhsh Syed Ali Hajwari (RA).
CM Naqvi, during his visit to Data Darbar, conveyed that the three-day Urs ceremony is scheduled to commence on the upcoming Tuesday. He emphasized the government’s commitment to enhancing the arrangements for this significant event, which will span from Tuesday to Thursday.
“We have also held discussions with the commissioner regarding the langar khana to ensure that everyone attending the celebration can partake in communal meals,” he announced. Furthermore, arrangements are underway for mehfil-e-samaa, where renowned qawwals will perform, adding a touch of spirituality and devotion to the proceedings.
CM Naqvi reiterated the government’s dedication to providing the best possible arrangements for the Chehlum, processions, and Urs celebrations. When it comes to managing traffic, he revealed that a comprehensive plan is in place, and if security clearance is granted, ample parking facilities will be made available.
Looking toward the future, preparations for expanding Data Darbar are on the horizon, alongside plans to enlarge the mosques and shrine’s premises. This move aims to accommodate the ever-growing number of devotees and pilgrims who converge on this sacred site.