Jalandhar, Punjab: City is all decked up to celebrate the 348th Parkash Purb of Guru Gobind Singh with all religious fervour and gaiety. Gurudwaras across the city are illuminated with lights. Akhand paths have started since Sunday and thousands of people are expected to throng religious shrines on Tuesday. Prominent kirtan jathas from all over the state have been invited by various gurudwaras to appease the devotees.
Earlier on Sunday, various competitions for children related to religious wakefulness were organised at various gurudwaras. “Various competitions related to Shabad Kirtan, dastaar bandhi and debate were held on the gurudwara premises in which more than 200 children took part. All the children were given prizes and certificates on the occasion,” said Parminder Singh Dimpi, general secretary, Central Town Gurudwara.
Prominent kirtan jathas have been called to sing religious hymns from the holy verses of Guru Granth Sahib and enthral the devotees on the sacred occasion.
“Along with other events a special lecture on the life of the tenth guru will be held by SS Iqbal Singh at the gurudwara. Community kitchen will continue to serve langar throughout the day,” said Atam Prakash, president, Model Town Gurudwara. He said arrangements have been made by various gurudwaras to cater to lakhs of devotees visiting the shrines.
Source: The Tribune