Ujjain: A grand religious feast will be organised at Jaigurudev ashram from Monday to Wednesday. Lakhs of devotees from India and across the world have begun arriving in the city to participate in the grand event. Successor of Jaigurudev, Umakant maharaj will host a ‘naamdan’ ceremony during the event. At the event , one lakh people will take a pledge, under the guidance of Umakant maharaj, to follow a vegetarian lifestyle on May 23 at 7 pm, which will be included in the Golden Book of world records. The ashram authorities have made extensive arrangements to host lakhs of people for 3 days. The ashram, spread over 185 acres, has been turned into state wise colony which will not only host devotees from India, but also USA, Dubai, Nepal, Australia and other countries.
To cater the distinct tastes of these devotees, 100 temporary kitchens have been set up in the ashram premises, providing delicacies from different parts of India. The participating devotees will render their services in all activities, right from cooking to cleaning, during the event. Media in-charge Pushkar Dutt Sharma informed that teams have been created for the smooth functioning of different departments like cleaning, security, medical care, potable water, media, administrative and electricity amongst others. The Clean India movement will get special mention during the event, with hundreds of volunteers continuously endorsing the movement. They will render their services around the clock in order to maintain cleanliness in and around the ashram, by collecting litter in cloth bags. They will also motivate visiting devotees on cleanliness.