Sikhs celebrate Guru Nanak Jayanti

By A O News Service

NAHARLAGUN, Nov 12: The Sikh community of Arunachal Pradesh joined their counterparts across the world on Tuesday in celebrating 550th jayanti of Guru Nanak, founder of Sikhism and first of 10 Sikh gurus.

He had travelled far and wide teaching people the message of one god who dwells in every one of his creations and constitutes the eternal truth. He had set up a unique spiritual, social, and political platform based on equality, fraternal love, goodness and virtue.

Large number of people from all sections of the society joined the celebration to offer obeisance to Sikh’s holy book.

PRO adds: State Governor of Brig. (retd) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) joined the celebration and paid obeisance to Guru Granth Sahib at Naharlagun Gurudwara Saheb.

This Prakash Utsav (Gurpurab) is a reminder for the devotees to follow his teachings and overcome five vices – lust, greed, attachment, anger and pride to devote life in selfless service of god.

The Gurudwara was set up in 1974 in a temporary hamlet before its structure was built followed by its expansion. Around 30 Sikh families live in Capital Complex.

DIPRO adds from Pasighat: Akhand Path (non-stop reading) of Guru Granth Sahib for three days, nagar kirtan, kirtan durbar and hymns in praise of the Guru marked the celebration here.

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