Amritsar: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) with the support of Sabha Societies and Sangat today celebrated the Prakash Purb (birth anniversary) of Sri Guru Ramdas Ji, the fourth Sikh Guru, with devotion and reverence at Sachkhand Sri Harmandar Sahib. On this occasion, bhog (concluding ceremony) of Sri Akhand Path Sahib was held at Gurdwara Manji Sahib Diwan Hall, after which, prominent raagis, dhadis and kavishars connected the Sangat with the Guru’s praise. Lakhs of Sangat expressed their devotion after paying obeisance at Sachkhand Sri Harmandar Sahib. On this occasion, SGPC President Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami and different prominent personalities attended the congregations and expressed their devotion.
Dedicated to Prakash Purb, beautiful jalau (grandeur) were decorated at Sri Harmandar Sahib, Akal Takht Sahib and Gurdwara Baba Atal Rai Sahib, which became the center of attraction for the Sangat. Different Sabha Societies and organised langars dedicated to Prakash Purb.
During the Prakash Purb, while doing katha (discourse) from Gurdwara Sri Manji Sahib, eminent Sikh preacher Bhai Pinderpal Singh shared the life and ideology of Sri Guru Ramdas Ji with the Sangat. He said that the life of Sri Guru Ramdas Ji is a guide for humanity and living as per his teachings, life can be made happy. Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami also congratulated the Sangat on Prakash Purb of Sri Guru Ramdas Ji.
During the Kavi Darbar, Panthic poets presented poems about the life of Sri Guru Ramdas Ji. Dedicated to Prakash Purb, the SGPC organised different religious competitions in different schools in the past days and the students who secured positions were honoured.
Earlier, last night, Raag Darbar and Padtal Shabd Gayan Kirtan Samagam was organised at Gurdwara Manji Sahib Diwan Hall, in which the raagis jathas sang verses from Gurbani of Sri Guru Ramdas Ji.
During the Prakash Purb, those present included Sri Harmandar Sahib Head Granthi Giani Jagtar Singh, granthi Giani Balwinder Singh, Giani Sultan Singh, Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh, Giani Mohan Singh, SGPC President Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami, head of Dal Baba Bidhi Chand Baba Avtar Singh Sursingh, senior vice-president Raghujit Singh Virk, general secretary Karnail Singh Panjoli, executive members Surjit Singh Kang, Sarvan Singh Kular, Surjit Singh Garhi, Jarnail Singh Dogranwala, Balwinder Singh Vain Puin, Harjap Singh Sultanwind, Gurinderpal Singh Gora, Amarjit Singh Bandala, Bibi Gurpreet Kaur, Jodh Singh Samra, Baba Gurpreet Singh, member Bhai Manjit Singh, Bhai Rajinder Singh Mehta, Bhai Gurcharan Singh Grewal, Advocate Bhagwant Singh Sialka, Mangwinder Singh Khaparkheri, Kulwant Singh Mannan, Bawa Singh Gumanpura, Gurmeet Singh Booh, Bhai Ajaib Singh, additional secretary Partap Singh, Sukhminder Singh, OSD Satbir Singh Dhami, assistant secretary Kulwinder Singh Ramdas, Balwinder Singh Kahlwan, manager of Sri Darbar Sahib Sulkhan Singh Bhangali, Gurinder Singh, Gurcharan Singh Kuhala, Satnam Singh, Lakhbir Singh, Paramjit Singh, superintendent Malkeet Singh Beharwal, in-charge Shahbaz Singh, Harbhajan Singh Vakta, manager Baghel Singh and a large number of Sangat.