CM particpates in Nagar kirtan
Jamshedpur: Members of Sikh community on Sunday took out Nagar Kirtan to mark 550 birth anniversary of their first guru Guru Nanak Dev with devotion and enthusiasm.
Thousands of devotees took part in a “nagar kirtan” organised under the aegis of the Central Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee, Jamshedpur. Devotees participating in the procession recited Japji Sahib, shabad “Sat Guru Nanak pargatya” and “Ooncha dar babe Nanak da”. In the evening CM Raghubar Das also participated in nagar kirtan and took blessings. He walked along with devotees from Sakchi.
In view of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji most of the Gurudwaras have been decorated nicely and massive processions are being taken out on this occasion. Special Ardas prayers are being performed and lungers community feast are being organised to mark the occasion.
The procession started from Jemco and passed through various parts of the town and culminated at Sakchi Gurudwara in the evening.
A large number of vehicles and trailers carrying devotees moved through the town. Panj Piaras, gatka and school bands accompanied the devotees.
A beautifully decorated palanquin, carrying Guru Granth Sahib, followed the Panj Piaras. The palanquin, known as ‘Palki Sahib’ is cynosure of all eyes and thousands of devotees bow in front of it to seek blessings.
Various social and religious organisation served fruits and “langar” of milk, tea and snacks to the devotees. Moreover, almost all the 33 Gurudwaras in the district were decked up for the occasion. They organised religious functions and hosted langar (mass kitchen) as a part of the
Sikh leader Amarpreet Singh Kale said, “The auspicious Guru Nanak Dev’s birthday teaches us to live in brotherhood, amity and work together to fight ignorance, poverty and other problems of people.”