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JAMMU: Shaheedi Divas of Sri Guru Arjan Dev was observed with religious fervour here on Sunday.
The main function was organised by the Management Committee of Gurudwara Sri Guru Arjan Dev Akhnoor Road, Domana, under the patronage of Sant Tejwant Singh, Chairman Sant Pura Dana Charitable Trust.
Large number of devotees from all over Jammu attended the function. Besides various local Ragis Bhai Davinder Singh, Bhai Kulvinder Singh, Bibi Harvinder Kour renowned Ragis namely Bhai Shoukeen Singh, Hazuri Ragi Sri Darbar Sahib and Bhai Jasbir Singh Pauntha Sahib Waley recited the holy Shabad Kirtan and threw light on the life and teachings of Sri Guru Arjan Dev and his sacrifices.
Bhai Jasbir Singh of Pauntha Sahib said that Guru Ji’s most important contribution to the community is the step in the separate consolidation of Guru Granth Sahib as the sole and authentic description of the Sikhs. Besides the hymns of five Sikh Gurus it contains the hymns of Hindu and Muslim saints. It also contains the hymns of 15 Bhagats and 11 Bhatts.
On the occasion, Kavinder Gupta, Deputy Chief Minister threw light on the life and history of Sri Guru Arjan Dev who sacrificed his life against the tyranny and oppression of the then ruler who used to put pressure to change his religion.
T.S Wazir stated how Sri Guru Arjan Dev started the construction of Sri Harmandir Sahib and its foundation was laid by renowned Muslim Sufi Saint Mian Mir. He further stated that the authentication of the scripture of Guru Granth Sahib by Guru Arjan Dev himself, once and for all, ensured its separate identity and purity.
Others who were present on the occasion include Surinder Singh Advocate, Harjinder Singh Raina Ex Secretary DGPC, Jathedar Mohinder Singh President State Akali Dal J&K, Avtar Singh Khalsa General Secretary DGPC, Surjit Singh Ex Secretary DGPC, Balbir Singh Sudan, Baldev Singh President Gurdwara Sri Guru Arjun Dev Domana, Rajinder Singh Wazir Vice President State Akali Dal, Members of Sant Gurbaksh Singh Danna International School (SGSD Intl.), Manjit Singh, Balvinder Singh Social Activist, Dr Bhopinder Singh, Ravinderpal Kour and Pankaj Jamwal Principal SGSD.
Sant Tejwant Singh Dera Mukhi Sant Pura Dana Nanak Nagar Jammu and Organising Committee presented Siropao to the Deputy Chief Minister, Kavinder Gupta.
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