Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrated with religious fervor

DGP, IGP among others pay obeisance at Chatti Padhshahi Gurudwara

Srinagar: The joy and happiness was visible in the eyes of little Gurmeet Singh on Monday as he travelled from South Kashmir’s Tral area to Chattipadshahi Gurudwara here to celebrate the Guru Nanak Jayanti, the birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism.

Dressed in a new outfit, Gurmeet was overwhelmed at Srinagar’s Rainawari area where Chattipadhshahi Gurudwara is situated. He was accompanied by a group of children, happily running within the premises of Gurdwara, enjoying the fun of childhood.

Gurmeet had visited the Gurudwara along with his family members from Tral area of South Kashmir to offer the special prayers organized by the Sikh community on the auspicious occasion.

“I came from Tral along with my family members, and I am very much happy here in Srinagar,” Gurmeet said while talking to a local news gathering agency.

With innocence in his eyes, Gurmeet’s purity attracted the cameras of media men when the photographers were clicking his pictures at the Gurudwara.

Meanwhile, Srinagar along with other parts of the valley witnessed a vibrant celebration of Guru Nanak Jayanti.

Devotees from all across the Kashmir Valley, including Tral, Pulwama and other parts, thronged the Gurudwara here to pay their respects and seek blessings. The atmosphere was filled with spiritual energy as the devotees’ chanted hymns, offered prayers, and listened to discourses on the life and teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

The Gurudwara premises in Chatti Patshahi Rainawari Srinagar, along with other Gurdwaras of Srinagar were decorated and traditional Sikh symbols added to the festive spirit.

Locals from Sikh community said Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s message of peace, unity, and equality is more relevant than ever today.

“Guru Dev Ji’s teachings have inspired generations of Sikhs and people of other faiths to live in harmony and serve humanity,” said Kapil Singh from Srinagar.

Balwinder Singh, a devotee from Indra Nagar, Srinagar said, “Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s teachings of love, peace, and equality are more relevant today than ever before. We are all one, regardless of our religion, caste, or creed. We should all strive to live by his teachings and make the world a better place.”

A female devotee, Mandeep Kaur, from Shivpora, Srinagar said Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s message of langar, or communal dining, is a powerful reminder that the people are all equal in the eyes of God. “We should all share our food and resources with those who are less fortunate,” she said.

Meanwhile, the top police officers from Jammu & Kashmir also paid obeisance at Chatti Padhshahi Gurudwara today.

Director General of Police (DGP) R R Swain accompanied with scores of officers, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Vidhi Kumar Bidhuri, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Central Kashmir Sujeet Kumar, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar Ashish Kumar Mishra and others.

DIG CBI Rahul Sharma also paid obeisance at Chatti Padhshahi Gurudwara.

Besides, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Altaf Thakur also visited the Gurudwara. (KNO)

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