The festival which is one of the sacred amongst all in the Sikh community and is celebrated for nearly 3 days is that time of the year when followers of this religion tend to be most auspicious, go to Gurdwaras to indulge in their religious practices and pray to god for happy and prosperous lives. This especially day is a birth anniversary of the Guru Nanak Dev ji. Thousands of devotees, including children, were seen taking bath in holy sarovar at the Golden Temple. The Vice-Chancellor motivated the students to imbibe in themselves the teachings and message of Guru Nanak Dev ji. The morning part also includes singing hymns, a Katha session and ends with a Kirtan. "Langars" (community kitchen), were also arranged at most gurdwaras.
The birthday of Guru Nanak is celebrated by people in a three-day significance. Mr Kovind said, Guru Nanak Dev stood against exploitation and atrocity, and dedicated himself to the service and welfare of the underprivileged.
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Governor N N Vohra, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah, State Congress President Ghulam Ahmed Mir and others had greeted the people on the occasion.
Programmes were being organised at Guru Nanak National High School by Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Fancy Bazar and Sikh Sangat of Greater Guwahati since Thursday. She said, Guru Nanak Devji taught us that life's learnings are about sacrifice, spirit of giving and sharing with an innate faith in almighty.