The jagriti yatra commemorating the 300 years of Gurtagaddi of Guru Granth Sahib was a real show, however, the true face is a bit off. I would like to narrate two scenes that i encountered during the passage of yatra. When the yatra had to pass through Chandigarh, there was a gang of boys on motorcycles moving in front of the procession. The way the gang behaved was nothing more than an act of show off and a way to impress girls. The boys didn't seemed to have anything to do with Sikhism, they were there to enjoy the crowd. The traffic in Chandigarh is quiet systematic and a small interruption on any road causes a big chaos. During the yatra, the traffic was in a mess. No body was having good words for the Sikhs. The second incident is of Rajpura. The national highway stood blocked for the yatra causing inconvenience to general public. It took me 20 mins to pass a crossing in a car. I just can't figure out what was so special that the people wanted to see. If Guru Granth sahib is the answer then what is the difference between the Saroop in the palki and the saroop at the gurudwara. If the Shastras is the answer then how come this yatra be related to Guru Granth Sahib ji, it should be called shastra yatra. What are the sikhs heading to??? Sikhs were known for solving peoples' problems not creating new ones for them. The money spent on this yatra could have been used to provide education to needy sikh students who cannot afford higher studies. Programmes for promotion of Punjabi language should have initiated to commemorate the 300 years as Punjabi is the only means by which we can get to know gurbani. There is so much to do on these tricentennaries and we just wasting our resouces on these yatras which has done more harm than good to Sikh image.