HYDERABAD: The 766th three-day annual Urs celebrations of Hazrat Usman Marvandi Lal Shah Qalandar are going to start from May 05 (Saturday) at Sehwan Town district Jamshoro.
The district administration Jamshoro has claimed the finalization of all arrangements to facilitate tens of thousands of devotees including men, women and children who started arriving Sehwan town from all over the country.
The well to do devotees hiring the houses from local residents on rent while the others who brought tents with them have started setting up the tents at the open places in the town.
Similarly, the makeshift bazaars having stalls of readymade garments, digital and electronic appliances, artificial jewellery, “Chaddars”, flowers wreaths and garlands and sweets are also under preparations along with roadsides leading towards the mausoleum of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. The restaurants and tea shops have also been decorated with colourful buntings to attract and welcome the visitors.
The Mela Organizing Committee, headed by the Deputy Commissioner Jamshoro has made arrangements to facilitate the devotees by establishing cold drinking water camps, medical camps.
Various activities including traditional Sindhi wrestling “Malakhra”, Horse and Cattle Show, Agro-Industrial Exhibition and musical concerts are the parts of three-day Urs celebrations and will be organised by Mela Organizing Committee in collaboration with the concerned provincial government departments.
Besides, Literary (Adabi) Conference, “Sugharan-Ji-Katchery” and Shahbaz Award Ceremony will also be organised by the Mela Organizing Committee.
According to district administration Jamshoro, strict security arrangements have been made with installation of CCTV cameras and walk through gates in order to provide security to devotees during the Urs celebrations.
The management of HESCO has also made arrangement to provide uninterrupted power supply during the Urs celebrations while health department has established medical camps with availability of ambulances to provide first aid to devotees of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar.