Celebrating Guru Nanak’s Birth Anniversary
People all over various parts of Pakistan to celebrate the 551st birth anniversary of the founder of the Sikh faith, Baba Guru Nanak.
On Monday, 30th November, Sikhs all over the world participated in celebrating Guru Nanak and his 551st birth anniversary in Pakistan.
The three-day celebrations of the founder of the Sikh faith, Guru Nanak, began on Saturday and went on till Monday at Nankana Sahib, Kartarpura, Hassan Abdal, and other places in Pakistan.
Langar was arranged for all the guests participating in Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary celebrations. Several Sikh women prepared meals in Nankana Sahib for the hungry, this is called Kar Seva. Kar Seva is considered a religious duty in the Sikh faith.
Moreover, the Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, Pir Noorul Haq Qadr, also spoke at the central ceremony held at Nankana Sahib on Monday. Nankana Sahib was the birthplace of Guru Nanak.
Prime Minister, Imran Khan, says that he holds religious minorities’ sentiments in high regard which is why they allowed the ceremony for Guru Nanak to take place under the strict following of SOPs. “We do not want followers of any religion to think that there is any discrimination being committed against them,” he said.
Similarly, the minister promised that the Baba Guru Nanak University will be inaugurated at its given time and that a road linked from Lahore-Sialkot Motorway would be built for the Kartarpur Corridor so that the followers of Guru Nanak could reach Kartarpur Sahib from Nankana Sahib easily.
“Pakistan treats everyone equally without any discrimination and has promised to remove all hurdles in the way of interfaith harmony.” Mr. Qadri says. He further stated that Baba Guru Nanak was a great human and shall be remembered forever. He congratulated the followers of Baba Guru Nanak on his 551st birth anniversary. He also distributed gifts among the guests.
Punjab Minister for Minorities Affairs Ijaz Alam Augustine, chairman of the National Commission for Minorities Chela Ram, MPA Mahindarpal Singh, and Indian Sikh leaders, besides about 4,000 local and foreign pilgrims, attended the ceremonies.
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