Hyderabad: The 552nd ”Prakash Utsav” (Birthday Celebrations) of ” Guru Nanak Dev’, the first Sikh Guru and founder of Sikh Religion, who spread the message of peace and communal harmony across the world concluded on Friday with thousands of Sikh devotees and other community faiths celebrating it with religious fervor, gaiety and devotion by offering prayers.
The major attraction of the concluding event was jointly organized under the aegis of Prabhandak Committees, Gurudwara Saheb Secunderabad on Friday where over 25,000 to 30,000 Sikh devotees and other community members participated in the ”VISHAAL DEEWAN ” (MASS CONGREGATION) by offering prayers to Guru Granth Sahibji (Holy Scripture of Sikhs) at Classic Gardens, Balamrai, Secunderabad.
The Prabhandak Committee, GSS, President S. Baldev Singh Bagga, General Secretary, S Jagmohan Singh and other committee members said that the mass congregation began this morning at 11 AM continued up to 4 PM and was marked by the recitations of Gurubani Keertans and Kathas (Holy Hymns) by the renowned and reputed Ragi Jathas (Sikh Preachers).
Meanwhile Commissioner of Police Hyderabad Anjani Kumar exhorted the Sikh community for their exemplary role for being in the forefront for welfare of the people. He recalled the services extended by the Sikh community during Corona which was noteworthy.
Participating in the 552 birthday celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, Anjani Kumar said that the Sikhs were at the forefront in extending all kinds of services to people. Whether it was food, medicines, voluntary services, Sikhs were always ahead and this was heartening, he said.
He also recalled the contributions of Sikhs and the sacrifice s made by the Sikh Gurus. He said that the Police will always come forward for any help.