Jamshedpur : The three-day Prakash Utsav organised by the State Arts, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs Department along with East Singhbhum district administration concluded today on an enthusiastic note. A series of events were organised to on the last day. It was dedicated to the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh ji.
The day started with a seminar on the philosophy of Guru Gobind Singh at Michael John Auditorium. Setting the context of the seminar Inderjeet Singh, president of Central Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee described the Guru as a perfect example a saint, a soldier and a scholar. He said the Guru gave a new direction to the religion, governed by the ethos of spirituality and plurality.
He went on to add that the tenth Guru Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji sacrificed his entire family at the altar of safeguarding the rights of underprivileged and fought for the right of religious freedom besides taking up cudgels against injustice, tyranny and casteist differences. Guru Sahib visualized a society with equal rights for everyone and was a firm believer in the freedom of humanity thus enabled the downtrodden people to be the stake holders in power.
The Chief Guest, Dr. Jaspal Singh, vice chancellor of Punjabi University Patiala said that common masses were made to suffer so much during the tyrannical Mughal rule that they were not even able to raise their voices against the brutalities. He further said that Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji raised his voice against the injustices perpetrated by the Mughal empire and the tradition was continued by all the Sikh Guru Sahiban including Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji.
Dr. Jaspal Singh said that only Sikh history has the distinction of being replete with the examples of unparalleled sacrifices where the father, mother and innocent children were sacrificed to protect the religious freedom of the mankind. Dr. Singh said that Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji had made a lot of sacrifices for upholding the rights of all mankind.
Dwelling further, Dr. Singh said that Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji established the order of the Khalsa to set aside the differences of caste, creed, race and religion, and thereby, according honorable status to the people suffering slavery since centuries. He exhorted the people to get inspiration from the great life and philosophy of Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji.
Latter in the evening, the closing ceremony was graced by Saryu Roy, Minister Of Parliamentary Affairs, Food And Civil Supply. The day was marked by Gurbani Kirtan, which was presented by ragis from Amritsar. Famous sufi singer Kanwar Grewal also performed latter in the night.