The Golden Temple in Amritsar illuminated on birth anniversary of Guru Arjan Dev. Devotees visited the gurdwara on the occasion . Diyas were also lit and fireworks were performed on the 5th guru's birthday at the gurdwara. Guru Arjan Dev is the 5th Sikh Guru.
On the special occasion of 400th Parkash Purab, devotees virtually witnessed the beautiful decorations and fireworks at Golden Temple on May 01. Guru Tegh Bahadur was the ninth Guru of the Sikh religion. Today nation is celebrating 400th birth anniversary of Guru Teg Bahadur.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib in Delhi on Saturday morning. PM Modi offered prayers at the gurudwara on the 400th Prakash Purab of Guru Teg Bahadur. He visited gurudwara without a security route, special security arrangements. Earlier in the day, the prime minister had extended Parkash Purab greetings on Twitter. On the occasion, devotees took holy dip in 'Sarovar' at Golden Temple in Amritsar. Guru Tegh Bahadur was the ninth Guru (Apr 1, 1621-Nov 11, 1675) of Sikh religion.
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Devotees arrived at Amritsar's Golden Temple on May 01 to celebrate 400th birth anniversary of Guru Teg Bahadur. They took dip in the holy water and offered prayers. State government has decided to spread the message of national integration by organising special programs from April 28 to May 1 on 'Guru Teg Bahadur-Hind Di Chadar'. They have also declared holiday on May 01. Guru Teg Bahadur was the ninth Guru (April 1, 1621-November 11, 1675) of the Sikh religion. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 08 said that the occasion of the 400th Prakash Purab of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur ji is a spiritual privilege as well as a national duty.
Charanjit Singh, Senior Medical Officer, DH Amritsar on April 22 informed out of 816 devotees who returned from Pakistan after celebrating Baisakhi, 200 were found COVID positive. Adding on it, he said the testing was stopped at the centre after devotees started misbehaved with medical team. "Out of 816 devotees, who returned from Pak, testing of 650 devotees was done and 200 of them tested COVID +ve. Testing was stopped after they misbehaved with medical team. We'll start a probe and also file complaint against them," Singh told ANI.
Few Sikh pilgrims have been tested positive for COVID-19 on their return from Pakistan after celebrating Baisakhi, informed Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Bibi Jagir Kaur on April 22 while addressing a press conference in Amritsar. "Some devotees who came back from Pakistan after celebrating Baisakhi have tested positive for COVID. As per health department's instructions, all of them will be quarantined," Kaur told mediapersons. Today, a Sikh jatha was seen returning to India from Attari-Wagah border.
India leaves the entire world awestruck with its ability to be home to a number of different cultures and religions and imbibe them peacefully. During a number of occasions, people of various castes and communities could be seen gathered under one roof as a mark of brotherhood and bonhomie among them. A similar scene was witnessed in the Poonch area of Jammu and Kashmir where people of different religious communities came together to be a part of Baisakhi celebrations at Nangali Sahib Gurudwara. Devotees of all faiths gathered at this Gurudwara in Poonch and offered their prayers to mark the auspicious occasion. As food plays a major role in uniting different faiths, a community kitchen or langar was also organised in which devotees of different faiths and backgrounds sat together and enjoyed the meal. This year as Baisakhi, Ramadan and Navratri fell on the same day; an even more secular picture of our country was witnessed. It is due to events and occasions like these that citizen of different castes and communities get a chance to come closer and learn about the traditional heritage of various cultures.
A Station House Officer in Punjab has been suspended after a video showing him kicking a vegetable basket of a street vendor went viral on social media. Navdeep Singh, SHO (City) Phagwara, was seen damaging the property of a street side vegetable vendor. Punjab police have now not only suspended the policeman but also initiated departmental enquiry against him. The officers of Kapurthala Police have contributed from their salaries to provide compensation to the vegetable vendor. The Punjab government had ordered the closure of all shops not selling essential commodities till May 15. Watch the full video for all the details.
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In a viral video from Punjab's Kapurthala, a police official was seen kicking a basket kept on a vegetable vendor's cart. The incident took place on May 05 and after preliminary investigation, the SHO has been suspended. Kapurthala SSP Kanwardeep Kaur said, "We received a video in which SHO city was seen kicking a basket kept on a vegetable vendor's cart. We have verified it and have help preliminary enquiry. And it was revealed that the incident took place at around 12 in Fagwada. Considering the seriousness of the situation, SHO city has been suspended. We have initiated investigation against them."
Amritsar received light spell of rainfall on May 04. It brought relief from scorching heat among the locals. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) have predicted lash of rainfall in Punjab, Delhi and JandK from May 04 -07.
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