Sikh leaders welcome Govt’s decision of celebrating Guru Nanak Dev’s birth anniversary widely

Former MLC Charanjit Singh Khalsa with other members speaking to reporters in Jammu on Wednesday. Aman

Jammu: Government of India’s bold and historic decision to celebrate Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary at government level in all states of Indian Union and even abroad was welcomed by one and all.
Such a decision was great and befitting tribute to great Guru on his birth anniversary, said BJP Senior Leader and Former MLC Charanjeet Singh Khalsa, while addressing media persons here on Wednesday.
Khalsa said that the issue was discussed with various Sikh organisations of state and public in general to chalk out events for this celebration.
Consequently, he called on the Governor of J&K state on November 26, 2018 and submitted a proposal for celebration of this great event in the state.
He expressed gratitude and thanked to the Governor and his administration for acceding to their suggestion for establishing “Guru Nanak Chair” and having issued orders for the same.
“This will enable the religious scholars to bring more clarity on the visit of Guru Sahib in the state and his preaching who traveled in all three regions of the state Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh,” he added.
It is hoped that the other suggestions for organising interfaith Seminar on Guru Nanak’s teaching for “Sarbat Da Bhala” will be organised by inviting speakers of highest repute so that right message goes amongst people of all religions and faith. It is requested that leading Sikh organisations, be taken into confidence to decide and finalize this programme.
Suggestion was also made to preserve the Sikh Heritage sites in the state, list of which stand submitted Action may also be initiated so that the historical places become site for religious tourism as also material for historian of today.