Recitation of Gurubani Keertans by renowned Ragi Jathas (Preachers), taking out of a huge colourful Nagar Keertan (Holy Procession), exhilarating and breathtaking display of “Gatka” skills by Sikhs, serving of Guru ka Langar (free food) marked the 319th “Khalsa Panth Foundation Day Celebrations” popularly known as “Vaisakhi” festival. The festival was celebrated on a grand scale by the members of the Sikh community of over Telangana with gaiety and devotion today under one umbrella at Gurudwara Saheb Ameerpet.

The major attraction of the celebrations was held at Sri Guru Gobind Singhji Play Grounds, Ameerpet, Hyderabad organised under the aegis of the Prabhandak Committee Gurudwara Saheb Ameerpet, where over 20,000 Sikh devotees and other community faiths participated in the “Vishaal Deewan” (Mass Congregation). The congregation began at 11 am and continued upto 5 pm and was marked by the recitations of Holy Gurbani keertans and Kathas (holy hymns) by the renowned Ragi Jathas (Religious preachers) who were specially invited from various parts of the country for the important occasion.

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Bhai Amarjeet Singh Taan (USA), Bhai Jeevan Singhji Khalsa, (Punjab), Bhai Veer Singhji, Jatha Tera Jatha and other reputed Ragi Jathas rendered Gurbani keertans which stressed on imbibing the higher values of life in our day to day to living. The preachers called upon the devotees to follow the teachings of Guru Granth Sahib ji which stands for national integration, communal harmony, brotherhood and peace to the whole humanity.

Prabhandak Committee of Gurudwara Saheb Ameerpet, President S. Bhagender Singh, General Secretary S.Surender Singh and other office bearers welcomed the devotees. After the culmination of the congregation, the traditional Guru-ka-Langar (free community kitchen) prepared specially by the devotees was served to all the devotees.

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Later, in the evening a mass colourful “Nagar Keertan” (Holy Procession) was taken out from Gurudwara Saheb Ameerpet and passed through the main corridors Greenlands, Begumpet, Punjagutta and returned back to Gurudwara Saheb Ameerpet in the evening.

Guru Granth Sahebji was carried on a beautifully decorated vehicle along with five ” Nishaan saheban ” during the procession. Shabad keertans were rendered by the Keerthani jathas of men, women and youth groups.”Panj Pyaras ” (five beloved ones) and Sikh youths displayed “Gatka” exercises with their swords and sharp blunt weapons and other skills by Kagidhar Dashmesh Jatha. Kada Prasad, tea and snacks were supplied to the devotees and passersby all along the routes. #KhabarLive

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