Srinagar: The Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib’s Praksh Parv was on Friday celebrated with religious fervor and gaiety in the Kashmir valley.
Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory (UT) Lt Governor Manoj Sinha and All Party Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) chairman Jagmohan Singh Raina greeted people on the occasion.
Members of the Sikh community, including women and children, wearing colourful dresses visited Gurdwara and other religious places in the Kashmir valley, including Srinagar.
The main congregation was held at Gurdwara Chetipadshahi, Rainawari in the down town, where devotees from different parts of the city joined prayers. However, management has made it clear that devotees will be allowed to enter the main Gurdwara in batches as per COVID-19 pandemic guidelines and instructions.
Devotees were seen wearing masks and keeping social distance during the prayers. A langar was also established outside the Gurdwara for the devotees.
Similar congregations were also held in other Gurdwaras, including at Baghat Barzulla, Jawahar Nagar and Mehjoor Nagar.
Reports of Praksh Parv celebrations were also received from Tral in Pulwama, Baramulla and Anantnag.
Muslim and members of other communities were seen greeting their Sikh brothern on the occasion.
Sinha in his message, the Lt Governor observed that sixth Sikh Guru, Sri Hargobind ji was the embodiment of devotion, selfless service, bravery, and sacrifice.
A great warrior, spiritual master, and an epitome of compassion & benevolence, Guruji taught us to put our lives into meaningful service for the prosperity of society, added the Lt Governor.
Sri Guru Hargobind ji’s teachings are source of inspiration for all and his principles of humanity, secularism, and universal brotherhood would continue to guide the humankind on the path of righteousness, said the Lt Governor.
The Lt Governor urged the people to follow the teachings of Sri Guru Hargobind ji, to create a peaceful and prosperous society. (UNI)