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Confusion ends, Gurpurb on Dec 28, says Akal Takht

Amritsar, Punjab: Akal Takht today announced that Guru Gobind Singh’s birth anniversary (Gurpurb) will be celebrated on December 28 as per the amended Nanakshahi calendar. Earlier, the Sikh clergy had decided to celebrate Gurpurb on January 7. “We have received a number of e-mails, saying preparations for celebrating the event on December 28 had already been made,” he said, clarifying that ...

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Revive Nanakshahi calendar: Sikh bodies

Amritsar, Punjab: The Sikh clergy’s decision to change the date for celebrating Guru Gobind Singh’s birth anniversary from December 28 to January 7 has revived the Nanakshahi calendar row. Some organisations have questioned the move while others have renewed the demand for reverting to the original Nanakshahi calendar. Bibi Kiranjot Kaur, SGPC member, said it was time that the controversy was ...

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Kolkata’s Victoria Memorial to display paintings on Sikhs

Kolkata, Punjab: To celebrate Gurpurb, the Victoria Memorial Hall here has put on display a relatively modern miniature painting of the first Sikh Guru and plans to hold an exhibition of old paintings centred on the community next year. The miniature by W Kapoor Singh, a non-celebrity, shows Guru Nanak flanked by two others, one playing a musical instrument, in the ...

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Schools pledge to celebrate eco-friendly Gurpurb

Ludhiana, Punjab: Schools of Ludhiana today pledged to celebrate Guru Nanak Dev’s birthday in an environment-friendly way with a special focus on curbing the garbage output. The schools took this step after various non-government organisations motivated them. The schools will promote the use of steel or other reusable cutlery instead of non-biodegradable Styrofoam and other disposables, which are common in ...

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Visa denied, SGPC not to send jatha to Pakistan

Amritsar, Punjab: The Nanakshahi Calendar row has once again divided the Sikh community as the SGPC and the DSGMC have decided not to send their jathas to Pakistan for observing the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev there after the Pakistan High Commission denied visa to the pilgrims, contending that the PSGPC is observing the event on June 16 as per ...

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