Gurpurab was today celebrated with full religious fervor and enthusiasm across the city.
The devotees, including women and children, visited various Gurudwaras across the city and paid their obeisance seeking blessings from Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
The Gurudwaras were decorated for Gurpurab celebrations where devotees started visiting right since early morning to pay their obeisance.
However, the main function was held at Bibi Chand Kour Gurdwara, Gumat, where heavy rush of devotees was witnessed. The administration had also made elaborate security arrangements for peaceful celebrations.
The religious preachers, including Ragis, who came from different parts of the state and outside, delivered religious sermons and teachings of Guru Gobind Singh Ji and urged the people to follow the path as shown by Guru Gobind Singh Ji. They also highlighted the sacrifice of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
Speaker, J&K Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta also joined the Gurpurab celebration at the Chand Kour Gurdwara and paid obeisance.
He encouraged the people to inculcate the inspirational teachings of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
Guru ka langer was also served among the devotees.
Later, Kavinder Gupta inaugurated the week long Bahu Fort Football Premier League being held at Bahu Fort.
The tournament has been organized to encourage youth participation in sports and provide them a platform to showcase their sporting talents.
The opening match for the tournament was played between youth of ward 47 and ward 48.
Appreciating the organizers for this event, the Speaker said that sports and co-curricular activities are essential to rightly channelize youth towards productive, healthy lifestyle.
He said that with their involvement in sports, youth can be kept away from drug menace, besides motivating them to follow a righteous path in their lives.
Enumerating the benefits of games and sports, the Speaker said that sports keep body and mind fit, besides teaching accountability, dedication, leadership and other positive traits among youth.
He said the government is taking all necessary steps for promotion of physical literacy and healthy living among the people.
Besides, efforts are underway to create advanced infrastructure and facilities for sports in the state, he added.