Amritsar, March 13:
Giani Harpreet Singh, Jathedar, Sri Akal Takht Sahib released the calendar of Nanakshahi Sammat 553 (Year 2021-22) in the presence of prominent personalities.
This time the Nanakshahi calendar is dedicated to the 400th birth anniversary of the ninth Sikh master, Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib.
The calendar, published by the Dharam Prachar Committee, of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), contains pictures of holy places associated to the ninth Guru.
While releasing the calendar at the secretariat, Sri Akal Takht Sahib, Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh appealed to the Sikh community to observe Gurpurabs (Guru’s birth anniversaries) and other historical days according to this calendar.
Congratulating on the occasion of Nanakshahi New Year, Giani Harpreet Singh said, “The sangat should organise Gurmat Samagam (religious programmes) on the occasion of Nanakshahi Year every year as per Sikh tradition. The 400th birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib on May 1, 2021 would be celebrated by the entire Sikh world in Khalsa Jaho-Jalal (awe-aspiring appearance). I appeal to the sangats including Sikh institutions and sampradas to be active in the celebration of the historic birth anniversary of Guru Sahib Ji and to participate fully in the ceremonies to be held in this regard.”
Jathedar Sri Akal Takht Sahib said that Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji has given great gift for humanity, which must be delivered from house to house.
On this occasion the senior vice-president of the SGPC S. Surjit Singh Bhitewad, general secretary adv Bhagwant Singh Sialka, chief secretary adv Harjinder Singh Dhami, member Bhai Rajinder Singh Mehta, S. Harjap Singh Sultanwind, S. Jagsir Singh Mangeana, Bhai Ajaib Singh Abhayasi, S. Paramjit Singh Khalsa, additional secretary Sukhdev Singh Bhurakohna, assistant secretary Kulwinder Singh Ramdas, S. Balwinder Singh Kahlwan, S. Simarjit Singh Kang, manager Sri Darbar Sahib S. Gurinder Singh Mathrewal, S. Jaspal Singh Dhadde, in-charge Gurmeet Singh Muktsari, S. Gulzar Singh and others were present.
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