Amritsar, july 24
The Chief Khalsa Diwan Charitable Society (CKDCS) on Sunday celebrated the birth anniversary of the Sikhs’ eighth guru, Guru Harkrishan, on the premises of Sri Guru Harkrishan Senior Secondary Public School, GT Road, by organising a kirtan darbar. The school was beautifully decorated with flowers, buntings and confetti, giving it a carnival-like look. The water proof ‘pandal’ equipped with 25 ACs and the whole campus of the CKD was attractively illuminated with colourful lights. The Palki Saheb was brought amidst melodious sounds of Narsingha with devotion in a decorated Diwan under the canopy of a floral shower.
The grand kirtan darbar also featured an exhibition with special the theme of depicting the life of Guru Harkrishan, Sikh history, faith and culture. Jathedar, Sri Akal Takht, Giani Gurbachan Singh, Giani Jagtar Singh, Head Granthi Sri Darbar Sahib, and President, SGPC, Kirpal Singh Badungar, Rajya Sabha MP Shwait Malik, MLA Om Parkash Soni and MLA Raj Kumar Verka also graced the occasion
While welcoming the eminent personalities, President, Chief Khalsa Diwan, Charanjit Singh Chadha, said, “The CKD is always making efforts of preserve the heritage, imparting the religious values to the next generation and making aware the youth of their roots through such religious programmes.”
Renowned exponents of the Sikh religion, Bhai Ajit Singh, Bibi Prabhjot Kaur GT Road, School Jatha, Bhai Surinder Singh Jodhpuri chanted divine and soulful kirtan.
The programme was organised in collaboration with Shri Amritsar Sewak Sabha Society, Waheguru Simran Sewa Society and Gurmat Satsang Sabha. Conveners of the kirtan darbar were Tajinder Singh and Dr Dharamveer Singh. They expressed their gratitude to the volunteer Sikh societies and the district administration for extending their co-operation in holding the kirtan darbar.