Assam Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi visits Dhubri Gurudwara, pays tributes to Guru Teg Bahadur Saheb
Mukhi visited Dhubri Gurudwara Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Ji and offered prayers on the occasion of the 347th Swahidi Divas of the ninth Guru of Sikh religion
DHUBRI: Governor of Assam, Prof Jagdish Mukhi visited Dhubri Gurudwara Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Ji and offered prayers on the occasion of the 347th Swahidi Divas (Martyrdom Day) of the ninth Guru of Sikh religion on Sunday.
Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi on the occasion of the 347th martyrdom anniversary of the ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Teg Bahadur Saheb Ji, paid heartfelt tributes at Dhubri Saheb and prayed for the overall progress of Assam and peace of the state. Speaking at the Gurudwara, Prof Mukhi said, "Guru Tegh Bahadur was rich in versatility. He introduced us to the true aims of life, taught us the reasons behind various human sufferings and showed us the path of peace and harmony. The story of courage and sacrifice of the ninth Shri Guru Teg Bahadur ji is written in golden letters in the history. Sri Guru Sahib's place is paramount among those who sacrificed their lives to protect their religion, human values, ideals and principles."
The Governor also said, "Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji inspired his followers not to worry about the result, as everything is controlled by Nanak. He also beautifully depicted the omnipresence of God. He taught that God is present everywhere; Inside me, inside you, outside me and outside you. He instructed that having peace in every situation is the real path to 'Jeevan Mukti'.
"The courage and sacrifice of Guru Tegh Bahadur was exemplary. The present society is deeply indebted to Tegh Bahadur Ji. On this day we must take a pledge to work to fulfill and sustain the dreams of Guru Tegh Bahadur to strengthen the society that Sri Guru had dreamt of."
He also said that the philosophy and teachings of Guru Tegh Bahadur inspire humanity. He taught his followers how to overcome ego, greed, attachment and other imperfections. The Governor hoped that Sikh Representative Board Eastern Zone would work with the aim of spreading the messages of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji as well as taking the golden history and tradition of Sikhs to the masses.
The second day of the three-day celebration of Swahidi Divas already held under the auspices of Sikh Pratinidhi Board, Eastern Zone, which got under way on Saturday with Prabhat Pheri, followed by blood donation and distribution to fruits among the patients in the civil hospital and blankets to poor people.
Besides various other rituals, a colourful Nagar Kirtan (procession in Dhubri town) was taken out with Gurugranth Sahib on Sunday, wherein nearly 50,000 people from the Sikh community coming from Assam, other north-eastern states, other parts of the country and abroad, took part in the procession with their respective jatha (group).
Talking to The Sentinel, Secretary of Sikh Pratinidhi Board, Eastern Zone, Sardar Kulwant Singh informed that it was a very pleasant moment for all Sikhs participating in Swahidi Divas to welcome Governor, Prof Jagdish Mukhi. District high officials, leading citizens and social workers were felicitated in the Darbar Hall on Sunday, Singh further informed.