Amritsar,Punjab: A nagar kirtan, commemorating the Parkash Purb of Guru Gobind Singh, which is to be celebrated on January 18, started in the morning from Sri Guru Harkrishan Senior Secondary Public School following an ardaas performed by Giani Gurbachan Singh, jathedar, Akal Takht.
A large number of students and teachers from all schools and other educational institutes being run by the Chief Khalsa Diwan (CKD) took part in it. The nagar kirtan culminated at the Golden Temple.
En route langar was served to the participants of the nagar kirtan. The nagar kirtan was led by Panj Piyaras, followed by palki of Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Gatka parties displayed the Sikh martial art while kirtan jathas and band teams from different schools produced spiritual music and recited holy hymns.
School Director Dr Dharam Veer Singh while welcoming the sangat spoke about the life of the tenth Sikh Guru. Charanjit Singh Chadha, president, CKDCS, appealed to all to reach the Golden Temple to celebrate Gurpurb.
Meanwhile, the SGPC along with various Sikh organisations, religious sabhas and societies would take out a nagar kirtan on January 17. It will start from Sri Ram Das Sarai, while passing through Brahmbuta Market, Chowk Ghanta Ghar, Bazaar Mai Sewan, Bazaar Kaathian, Bazaar Papdan, Bazaar Baansan, Chowk Chatti Khuhi, Chawal Mandi, Chowk Karori, Chowk Pragdas and culminate at Gurdwara Manji Sahib Diwan Hall in the evening.
On the Gurpurb “Jalau” (show of splendour) will be held at the sanctum sanctorum of the Golden Temple, Akal Takht and Gurdwara Baba Atal Rai for two hours starting from 10 am tomorrow.
The Golden Temple will be illuminated and fireworks displayed after the recitation of “Rehras” at night.