Devotees paying obeisance at Gurdwara Chhatti Patshahi.
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JAMMU: Khalsa Saajna Diwas, the birth anniversary of Khalsa Panth, was celebrated here on the occasion of Baisakhi in all the Gurdwaras of Jammu with gaiety.
The main function in Jammu District was organised at Gurdwara Chhatti Patshahi, Talab Tillo here by District Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee Jammu with the co-operation of entire Sikh Sangat in which large gathering of Sikh Sangat and other devotees from across the Jammu city and other adjoining areas participated.
Prominent Sikh preacher Giani Baldev Singh of Paonta Sahib threw light on the historical importance of 1699 Baisakhi, when Guru Gobind Singh created Khalsa Panth and completed the process started by Guru Nanak and the selection of Panj Piaras (Five Beloved Ones) was the revolutionary beginning of equality, humanity, sacrifice and commitment.
They said our best devotion on this historical day is to become Amritdhari (Baptised) and strive unitedly for Chardhi Kala of Khalsa Panth.
Ragi Jathas of Bhai Amarjit Singh Jagadhari Wale, Bhai Ravnit Singh from Delhi and many other local Ragi Jathas of DGPC Jammu recited Gurbani Kirtan.
Resolutions concerning religious and political aspirations and other burning problems being faced by minority Sikh community in Jammu and Kashmir were presented by Jathedar Mohinder Singh, Patron DGPC Jammu and President Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) J&K, Advocate Surinder Singh. The stage proceedings were conducted by Avtar Singh Khalsa, General Secretary DGPC Jammu who was the Chief Organizer of the entire programme.
The resolutions which were unanimously adopted by the Sikh Sangat include Minority Commission, Promotion of Punjabi language, Guru Gobind Singh Chair in Jammu University, ban of controversial film Nanak Shah Faqir, condemnation of gang rape of minor girl in Kathua, settlement of refugees, discrimination with Valley Sikhs, Anand Marriage Act, installation of Statue of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur at Kunjwani Chowk, etc.
Jagjit Singh, President, DGPC Jammu resolved that DGPC Jammu will continue to organise all the religious programmes with cooperation of Sikh Sangat. Guru Ka Langer was also served.
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