STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Various educational institutions on Monday celebrated the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev with great enthusiasm and religious fervour. To observe auspicious occasion of 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, Jammu Sanskriti School (JSS), Jammu presented a special assembly. The students came dressed in traditional Sikh attire and the assembly commenced with paying floral tribute to Guru Nanak Dev followed by useful information related to his life and teachings. A serene and calm atmosphere was created by the soothing ‘Shabad’ sung by budding singers which reiterated the message “One God and the Eternal truth”. Tejasvi student of class-10th B apprised the audience about the teachings and principles of the pious soul. Harpreet Kour addressed the audience saying that the essence of religion is engaging man to constantly remember the divine blessings at all times and at all places. Principal-cum-Vice Chairperson, Rohini Aima appreciated the efforts put in by the children and the teachers and gave the message of universal brotherhood. She encouraged the students to follow what Guru Nanak Dev taught and lived for. Prabhjot Kour, Middle Wing Co-cordinator wished the students and teachers ‘A Very Happy Gurpurab’.
On the eve of 550th Parkash Diwas of Guru Nanak Dev, Mahant Bachittar Singh College of Engineering and Technology (MBSCET), Jammu organised second Blood Donation Camp on Monday in association with Guru Nanak Langer Mission and J&K Thalassemia Welfare Society to promote the message of Guru Nanak Dev to serve the humanity. The camp was held under the supervision of Dr Salvi Sharma of PG Department of Blood Transfusion Medicine, GMC Jammu. Executive members from Guru Nanak Langar Mission along with the college students managed the event. A total of 64 students voluntary donated the blood. Prof Parveen Singh (Dean Academics), H.S Gill (Director Student Welfare), Prof. Harinder Pal Singh (Mechanical Department) and Prof. Ripu Daman Singh (from the college) Coordinate the event. Management of the College congratulated all students and staff who volunteer for the noble cause. Sunandan Anand and Ripu Daman Singh also motivated the students on the occasion.
Delhi Public School Jammu organised a special assembly to celebrate 550th Parkash Utsav of Guru Nanak Dev. The celebration commenced with a prayer which filled the air with sense of peace and tranquility. The students presented a mesmerizing ‘Shabad Kirtan’, in praise and glory of Guru Nanak Dev, which enchanted and soothed the audience. The information about the life and teachings of Guru Nanak Dev were disseminated by Bhuvandeep Singh, XII-H along with Kunwar Raj Singh VIII-B, in English and Navgun Singh of class VIII-D in Punjabi. They spoke of One God, universal brotherhood, love, humility, simplicity, equality and tolerance, while a speech on significance of celebrating 550th Gurupurab was delivered by Kiswa of IX G. Principal DPS Jammu, Ruchi Chabra elucidated the meaning of Gurpurab. She highlighted some qualities of the Sikhism worth emulating, such as truthfulness, thoughtfulness and tenacity. She also felicitated the winners, Ridima Bajpai of class VIII-A (Singing) Mukal Singh XI -E (Harmonium), Lakshay Jandial IX-J and Sarthak Modi VIII-H (Tabla), of Inter DPS National Level Vocal Music Festival 2019. Headmistress, Meenu Gupta and Dy. Headmaster Ravi Kumar Kotroo spoke on the occasion and stressed on the need to lead a life based on the preachings of Guru Nanak Dev and to spread the message of harmony and oneness. The assembly was anchored by Ritika Verma of XI-D and Jaskirat Singh of XII-A while the vote of thanks was presented by the Vice House Warden, Jhelum House, Raj Kumar. President RCT, Ajatshatru Singh, pro vice Chairperson, Ritu Singh and Director, S.S Sodhi also wished a Happy Gurpurab to students, parents, staff and their families.
Stephens International Public School, Miran Sahib, commemorated Guru Nanak Dev’s 550 Birth Anniversary with fervour. The festive event was presided over by the Vice Chairperson Amarjit Singh, Director Satvinder Saini and Principal Ram Prakash Sharma. A special assembly was organised in the school premises in which students performed Kirtan and the Moolmantar. A spectacular Prabhat Pheri was taken out which created the religious vibes around the campus. The teachings of Guru Nanak namely Kiratkaro, Naamjapo and Vandchako were highlighted through an elaborative speech. An inter-house Shabad recitation competition was also held wherein Wisdom House won the first position, Joy House stood second and Peace House bagged the third position. The Chairman Dr. Kamal Saini and Director Satvinder Saini extended their heartiest congratulations to the staff and the students on the eve of Gurpurab. During his address, the Principal encouraged everyone to imbibe the teachings sermonized by Guru Nanak; believe in Supreme God, respect women and always remember that sharing is true living.
Shiksha Niketan Senior Secondary School, Jeevan Nagar celebrated Guru Nanak Dev’s 550th Birth Anniversary with the devotion and reverence. School organized Paath of Shri Sukhmani Sahib which concluded in the presence of members of managing committee, principal and staff of the school. A serene and calm atmosphere was created by the soothing ‘Shabad’, sung by the budding singers. Lectures were also delivered by the students on the importance of Guru Nanak Dev’s teachings. The Langar was jointly prepared by the staff and students with devotional zeal. Principal, Rameshwar Mengi conveyed his wishes to the students and their families. He threw light on the teaching and contribution of Guru Nanak Dev towards social reforms and motivated the students to follow the path of our Gurus, who taught them to be humane and pure.
RM Public School celebrated 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in the school premises. School students and staff participated in the celebration. Sukhmani Sahib Paath was recited by the teachers and Shabad Kirtan was performed by the students of the school. Trustee, Rita Mengi and Principal, Ravinder Kour advised the students to follow the principles of Guru Nanak Dev i.e to follow the path of truth, nothing is big or small and there should be no discrimination among the people.
Mount Litera Zee School, Tarore celebrated 550th Guru Nanak Dev’s birthday inside the school campus with fervour.
Sant Mela Singh College of Education, Digiana organized Gurbani Kirtan in connection with celebrations of 550 Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. S.S Bijral (Retd lGP) was the Chief Guest and Chairman of the College, Prof Anmol Singh was the Guest of Honour on the occasion. After lighting of the ceremonial lamp, students of the college recited Gurbani Shabads and devotional poetry. The Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour presented their views on the philosophy of Guru Nanak Dev and exhorted the students to follow the same spreading the message of eternal human values of oneness, brotherhood, peace and harmony. The programme concluded with serving of Langar.
Pushp Vatika celebrated the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. All students, incharges with teachers were present during Paath. Shabad Kirtan was recited by teachers and students also participated in performing Gatka. Some teachers threw light on the life of Guru Nanak Dev.
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