Guru Hargobind Ji’s Birthday celebrated
Chatti Padshahi Hosts Mega Function
Srinagar, July 5: The birth anniversary of Guru Hargobind Ji was celebrated Thursday with religious fervour and enthusiasm while a mega event was held at Chatti Padshahi Gurudwara at Rainawari in Shaher-e-Khaas.
Thousands of people thronged the Gurduwara to attend Shabadh Kirtan and Langer. Apart from others, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah and MOS Home Nasir Aslam Wani personally attended the Chatti Padshahi gathering while Governor NN Vohra greeted the people on the occasion.
The Governor hoped the “celebration of this auspicious day would strengthen the bonds of amity, harmony and brotherhood and be a harbinger of sustained peace, progress and prosperity in the state.”
In his message of felicitations, the Governor said: “Guru Hargobind Ji’s noble example of selfless service, based on high values of righteousness, truth and love, is more relevant today than at any time in the past.”
Saying that ‘Kashmiriyat’ denotes religious tolerance, mutual amity, brotherhood and pluralistic ethos of Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Thursday emphasized the need for strengthening this trait prevailing in the society since ages.
“We have inherited the philosophy of Hindu, Muslim, Sikh Itihaad as a legacy and we should nurture and transmit it to younger and future generations with a commitment," he added.
Addressing on the occasion, the Chief Minister extended his greetings to Sikh community and wished peace and prosperity for the State and the country.
BHALLA, OTHERS PAY OBEISANCE
Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, Raman Bhalla paid obeisance at Gurdhwara Chatti Padshahi Rainawari, and greeted the “entire Sikh Community on the 417 birthday of 6th Guru of the Sikh Panth, Guru Hargobind Singh Ji Maharaj universally.”
The Minister, as per an official handout “highlighted the historical sacrifices of Sikhs for the unity and integrity of the country and keep alive the religious and human values in the minds of the young generation, hoped that this would continue in future also.”
Mubarak Gul and Devender Singh Rana, Advisors to CM, and Legislator, Dharamvir Singh Oberio were present on the occasion.
The Srinagar Municipal Corporation had kept special arrangements in place outside Gurudawaras for the celebrations while the SMC Commissioner, Dr GN Qasba early in the morning took stock of the arrangements.
A SMC spokesman said the sanitation work was completed by the wee hours before devotees thronged the shrines.
The Traffic police had also kept arrangements in place while the DIG Traffic Shafqat Watali and SP Traffic Haseeb Ur Rehman personally monitored the traffic regulation to the Gurudwaras.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 5 Jul 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 5 Jul 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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