Patna: Nearly after a self-imposed 10-day hiatus, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar emerged in public on Sunday to kick off construction of the proposed 'Prakash Kendra' and a garden at the Guru ka Baag in Patna Saheb near Patna Saheb Gurudwara.

To be built at the cost of roughly Rs. 55 crore, the Prakash Kendra is being built to memorialize the 350th birth anniversary celebration of Sikh's 10th teacher Guru Govind Singh in Patna in 2016-17.

Speaking on the occasion, Kumar, who was not seen in the public for almost 10 days due to some undisclosed health issue, offered some glimpse into the building saying it would have four doors that would be named after four Sikh religious leaders and would include a knowledge center offering detailed information about the Sikh religion as well as about the the life and preaching of Guru Govind Singh.

"Though it is expected to be completed in 18 months, I am hoping it would be completed at least four months before its schedule so it is ready before the 2020 Prakash festival," the Chief Minister said.

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