Like elsewhere in J&K, people from Sikh community in Bhadarwah thronged Gurudwaras on Monday to observe Gurpurab, the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
The main congregation was held at Kotli Gurdwara by Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (DGPC) Doda under the supervision of its District President Kartar Singh. Devotees from Bhadarwah and its peripheral areas participated in the special 'Shabadh' and 'Kirtan' to pay their obeisance to Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
The congregation started with 'Ardas' and singing of hymns from Shri Guru Granth Sahib.
The anniversary was celebrated with traditional fervor, gaiety and enthusiasm.
Kartar Singh said Guru Nanak Dev Ji worked for eradication of social evils which had engulfed the society at that time.
He urged upon people to follow Guru's teachings and to maintain peace and harmony.
He also thanked local administration for providing all possible support to the organising committee for smooth conduct of Gurpurab.
"I have come here to pay obeisance to Guru Nanak Dev Ji on his birth anniversary. He has taught us the clear message of universal brotherhood, peace and remembering God all the time; earning by honest means, and sharing with those who are less privileged," Sanjay Kumar, a resident of Bhadarwah said.
On the occasion, a Langar (community kitchen) was also organized where 'prasad' and lunch was distributed among 750 devotees.
Meanwhile MLC Naresh Kumar Gupta greeted people on the auspicious occasion of Gurpurab.