From a Correspondent
DHUBRI, Oct 19: The three-day celebration of 342 Swahidi Divas of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Ji, the ninth Guru of Sikhs, will get underway from November 24 to November 26 at Dhubri Gurudwara under the auspices of Sikh Pratinidhi Board, Eastern Zone (SPBEZ). In an executive body meeting of board held recently at Dhubri Gurudwara Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Ji under the presidentship of Sardar Tahel Singh, the programme was chalked out and duties and responsibilities were distributed among the members.
As part of the three-day programme, akhand path will begin from November 24 and end with akhand bhog on November 26 while kirtan dewan will be held for all the three days where Ragi, Dhadi and Pracharak from Punjab would take part. Moreover, Guru Ka Langar will be served in the Gurudwara premises all the three days, a board source informed. Source also informed that gar Kirtan (procession in the town) will be taken out on November 25, where nearly 50,000 Sikh devotees from various parts of country and abroad are expected to join the procession and take part in the celebration.
Talking to The Sentinel, secretary of SPBEZ, Sardar Kulwant Singh informed that charity and social welfare activities would also be carried along with celebration of Swahidi Divas. “A blood dotion camp will be organized at Gurudwara premises and fruits and sweets will be distributed among the patients of Dhubri Civil Hospital and Dhubri Chest Hospital,” Singh informed, adding that this time students who secured 80 per cent and above marks in High School Leaving Certificate Examition (HSLC), Higher Secondary (HS) and degree examition would also be felicitated.
Singh also informed that duties and responsibilities, including accommodation of large number of devotees, preparation of Guru Ka Langar, magement of darbar and gar kirtan were distributed among the members of the board. Singh also appealed to all the organizations and political parties not to call bandhs prior or during the celebration of Swahidi Divas.