Guru Nanak Dev’s birth anniversary celebrated

Amritsar, Punjab: The SGPC, Khalsa College Governing Council (KCGC) and Chief Khalsa Diwan Charitable Society today organised nagar kirtans on the eve of the 545th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, today. Devotees, including children, participated with dedication in the
procession.

The SGPC organised a nagar kirtan, which after offering ardas at the Akal Takht went through the Brahm Buta market, Mahna Singh road, Satti bazaar, Katra Ahluwalia, Ghanta Ghar chowk, Mai Sewa bazaar, Kathiyan bazaar, Papada bazaar, Chatti Khuhi chowk, Chawal mandi, Dhab Wastiram, Lachmansar bazaar, Moni chowk, Karori chowk, Manna Singh Chowk and Baba Sahib and concluded at the beginning point.

The nagar kirtan, organised by the KCGC, started from the Khalsa College campus and culminated at the Sri Akal Takht Sahib in the Golden Temple complex.

The KCGC staff, including honorary secretary Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina, led the devotees who passed through GT Road, Khalsa College for Women entry gate, Putlighar, Bhandari bridge, Hall bazar and finally reached the Harmandar Sahib. Chhina said as per the tradition set in 1912, they had been annually taking out nagar kirtans. He thanked people and representatives of organisations who accorded a warm welcome to the procession on the way to the Harmandar Sahib. Gatka and other martial art forms performed by youngsters during the procession was the major attraction.

Source: The Tribune

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