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Jamshedpur Sikhs gear up for birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev Ji

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Nagar kirtan from Jemco Gurudwara on Nov 4

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Jamshedpur: After the celebrations of the consecration of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, members of the Sikh community in the city have geared up to celebrate the birth anniversary ( Prakash Utsav) celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev jee.

The Central Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (CGPC), the apex body of Sikhs in the city would take out a religious procession on November 4 to mark the occasion. The procession would get off from Jemco Gurudwara at 12 noon and would culminate at Sakchi Gurudwara in the evening.

The decision was taken at a meeting of CGPC in which senior functionaries of various Gurudwaras participated.

Sardar Inderjeet Singh, president, CGPC said that the it is a historical year for the Sikh community .This involves the remembrance of the 300th (Tri Shatabdi) year of the consecration of Guru Granth Sahib as the last guru of Sikh community by Guru Gobind Singhji.

And now the Sikhs are preparing for the ‘Prakash Utsav’ of their first guru.

He said that men, women and children of several Punjabi schools and members of religious organisations would participate in the procession. The performance of all the participating teams would be judged and felicitated at a religious congregation scheduled on November 16. Preparations were in full swing to make the event memorable he added.

Almost all the 33 Gurudwaras in the district are being decked up for the occasion. They religious functions and host langar (mass kitchen) as a part of the celebrations.

“Guru Nanak Dev jee was a messenger who was inspired by the creator. Guru jee saw the world suffering from hatred, fanaticism, falsehood and hypocrisy so he made a pledge to humanity and spent nearly 25 years travelling around the world to inspire mankind to live a truthful life. Guru Nanak Dev jees encouraged everyone to seek within their own heart and realise that there is one Creator which exists everywhere and in every heart, regardless of religion, colour or creed. Guru Nanak’s teachings are the foundation of the Sikh religion,” Giani Mandeep Singh, a Sikh priest.

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