US President-elect Joe Biden and VP-elect Kamala Harris extended wishes on Guru Nanak Jayanti. Biden and Harris released a joint statement to send wishes on Nanak's 551st birth anniversary. The duo thanked Sikhs for opening Gurudwaras, serving meals to those in need amid pandemic. Earlier, Harris took to Twitter to wish 'Sikh friends' across the US and around the world on the occasion. Canadian PM Justin Trudeau also issued a statement on Nanak's birth anniversary. Trudeau said Guru Nanak Dev's birth anniversary was an important day for Sikh Canadians. Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated with fervour throughout nation and around the world. Also known as Gurpurab, Nanak Jayanti celebrates the birth of the first Sikh Guru. Nanak Jayanti is observed on the full moon day of Kartik month as per the Hindu calendar.
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Sri Harimandir Sahib in Amritsar, popularly known as Golden Temple has been lit in colourful lights on the birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev. The reflection of the glittering temple fell on the 'Sarovar', the sacred pond and fireworks went up in the air this evening. A large chunk of devotees visited the Golden Temple to celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji. The temple glowed with illuminated candles and earthen lamps (Diya). The entire Golden Temple complex is decorated and lit up to celebrate the occasion. The glittering fireworks covered the sky.
With the Lohri festival around the corner, the kite makers in Punjab's Amritsar are facing losses due to COVID-19 pandemic situation coupled with bad weather. Every year, Punjab celebrates the festival of Lohri on January 13. Even though things are getting back on track, kite business continues to suffer ahead of Lohri. Apart from the pandemic and lockdown, now the weather has also added to their plight. With children not stepping out, sales witnessed a massive dip.
A Mirzapur man, who had accidently crossed the border was released from Pakistan after 11 years. Panwasi Lal's mental condition is not appropriate. Due to mental instability, he could not remember his way home therefore Panwasi's family reached Amritsar to bring him back to his hometown. Though, his punishment had ended two years back, but he was handed over to India on Nov 17, 2020 at the Attari Border.
The nation is celebrating Makar Sankranti on January 14. The devotees visited the holy Golden Temple on the occasion and took a holy dip in the 'sarovar'. Makar Sankranti is known as 'Maghi' festival in Punjabi.
Devotees in large numbers visited Golden Temple in Amritsar on January 01. They seek blessings on the first day of the year 2021. Devotees also took holy dip on the New Year. People across India bid adieu to 2020 and welcomed the New Year with low key celebrations.
People across the country celebrated the arrival of 2021 amid Covid-19 pandemic. People gathered in Kolkata's Park street area to greet and welcome the New Year. While, in the national capital people were seen following the night curfew. Heavy police were deployed at multiple areas across the city-state. On New Year 2021, devotees visited Golden Temple to celebrate the occasion. In Goa, people danced to Bollywood songs and welcomed 2021 with zeal. As part of celebrations, fireworks were also witnessed in parts of the country. People in Kochi and Agartala came out to celebrate the new year with friends and family. With low-key celebrations due to pandemic, Agartala locals visited eating joints. In Kochi, many people visited Fort Kochi to welcome the new year. Police were also deployed to avoid mass gathering and ensure Covid-19 protocols.
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The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) organised special prayers in support of protesting farmers on December 07. The prayers were organised at Sri Harmandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple, in Amritsar. Farmers mainly from Punjab and Haryana are protesting against Centre's new farm laws in Delhi.
On the auspicious occasion of Bandi Chhor Divas, Sikh warriors demonstrated their extraordinary skills in horse riding in Amritsar on November 15. Bandi Chhor Divas is celebrated to mark the historical..
Sikh warriors performed martial arts on the occasion of Bandi Chhor Divas in Amritsar on Nov 15. They also rode on elephants during martial art performance. Bandi Chhor Divas is celebrated to mark the..