Prominent personalities among Sangat of lakhs expresses devotion by paying obeisance
Sri Fatehgarh Sahib, December 28 (Punjab Post Bureau) – The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) today organised a huge Nagar Kirtan (religious procession) during the Shaheedi Sabha (martyrdom congregation) from Gurdwara Sri Fatehgarh Sahib to Gurdwara Joti Saroop Sahib, to commemorate the martyrdom of younger Sahibzadas of Guru Gobind Singh, Baba Zorawar Singh, and Baba Fateh Singh and his mother Mata Gujri Ji. The Nagar Kirtan was organised with the support of Sikh organisations, Sabha societies, and the Sangat (community).
The prominent personalities who participated in the Nagar Kirtan to express devotion and reverence to the Sahibzadas included head granthi of Sachkhand Sri Harmandar Sahib Giani Jagtar Singh Ludhiana, Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Sahib Giani Harpreet Singh, SGPC President Harjinder Singh Dhami, Jathedar of Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib Giani Raghbir Singh, head of Damdami Taksal Baba Harnam Singh Khalsa, head of Shiromani Panth Akali Buddha Dal Baba Balbir Singh, head of Tarna Dal Baba Nihal Singh Harian Velan, head of Dal Baba Bidhi Chand Baba Avtar Singh Sursingh, and Sangat of lakhs reached the land of Sri Fatehgarh Sahib on this occasion.
Before the commencement of Nagar Kirtan, Asa Di War Kirtan was held at Gurdwara Sri Fatehgarh Sahib and head granthi Giani Harpal Singh shared the life history of Mata Gujri Ji and the Sahibzadas. Meanwhile, after the recitation of Japu Ji Sahib in the congregation, Giani Harpal Singh offered Ardas (Sikh prayer) and the hukamnama was recited by Giani Jagtar Singh Ludhiana. SGPC President Harjinder Singh Dhami honoured the Panj Piaras (five beloved ones) and Nishanchi Singhs (Sikh flag bearers) with Siropaos (robes of honour). In Nagar Kirtan, students of different schools and Gatka (Sikh martial art) academies paid respect to Sahibzadas by showing their talent. The Sangat and sabha societies warmly welcomed the Nagar Kirtan on its route All along the way of the Nagar Kirtan, different langars (community kitchen food) were organised by the Sangat.
At the conclusion of Nagar Kirtan at Gurdwara Joti Saroop Sahib, prominent raagi jathas (groups of hymn singers) connected the Sangat with Gurbani Kirtan. On this occasion, Giani Jagtar Singh recited Sohela Sahib, and concluding Ardas was offered by Giani Harpal Singh.
SGPC junior vice president Avtar Singh Ria, general secretary Bhai Gurcharan Singh Grewal, executive members Paramjit Singh Khalsa and Baba Gurpreet Singh, members Karnail Singh Panjoli, Bhai Amarjit Singh Chawla, Sarvan Singh Kular, Ajmer Singh Khera, Charanjit Singh Kalewal, Jasmer Singh, Harpal Singh Jallah, Giani Phula Singh, Giani Pranam Singh, Giani Pritpal Singh, Giani Jaswinder Singh, SGPC secretary Partap Singh, additional secretary Gurinder Singh Mathrewal, assistant secretary Gurcharan Singh Kohala and others were present.