Service and sermons to form part of Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrations

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Source: nyoooz.com

Service and sermons to form part of Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrations

Summary: Nagpur: The 70,000-strong Sikh community in the city is all set to celebrate the 549th Prakash Parv or Guru Nanak Jayanti on November 4. “It is wrong to consider only sardars as Sikhs as the word actually means shishya,” says Prakash Singh general secretary of Gurdwara Singh Sabha at Ramdaspeth. “People of all religions worship Guru Nanak Dev as his preaching’s say that all men are equal,” he adds.Though there are 14 gurdwaras in the city but major celebrations are held at one place and this year they are being organized by Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar at Gurunanakpura. “The celebrations revolve around ‘sangat and pangat’, informs president of the gurdwara, Parvindar Singh Vij. These celebrations have been going on in the city for the past 60 years after the first big gurdwara was built in 1953.

Nagpur: The 70,000-strong Sikh community in the city is all set to celebrate the 549th Prakash Parv or Guru Nanak Jayanti on November 4. The announcement about the event was made through a large procession called Nagar Kirtan taken out on November 1 from the gurdwara at Budhaji Nagar to the one at Ramdaspeth.Baba Guru Nanak Dev, the first guru of Sikhs, holds the highest position among the 10 gurus worshipped by the community. “It is wrong to consider only sardars as Sikhs as the word actually means shishya,” says Prakash Singh general secretary of Gurdwara Singh Sabha at Ramdaspeth 

According to the Newspaper,”People of all religions worship Guru Nanak Dev as his preaching’s say that all men are equal,” he adds.Though there are 14 gurdwaras in the city but major celebrations are held at one place and this year they are being organized by Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar at Gurunanakpura. “The celebrations revolve around ‘sangat and pangat’, informs president of the gurdwara, Parvindar Singh Vij. “Three preceding days see kirtan and sermons at various gurdwaras but the biggest event on November 4 will be held at KP ground where 25,000-strong congregation will take part,” says Vij.

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