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Devotees soak in spiritual zest
Devotees light candles at the Golden Temple on the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in Amritsar on Tuesday. Photo: Vishal Kumar
Guru’s 550th birth anniversary

Devotees soak in spiritual zest

Thousands brave the cold for holy dip in Amrit Sarovar13 Nov 2019 | 7:56 AM

AMRITSAR: A sea of devotees thronged the Golden Temple to pay their obeisance on the 550th birth celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev here today. Devotees made a beeline to offer prayers at gurdwaras, especially Harmandar Sahib, since wee hours.

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Neeraj Bagga

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, November 12

A sea of devotees thronged the Golden Temple to pay their obeisance on the 550th birth celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev here today.

Devotees made a beeline to offer prayers at gurdwaras, especially Harmandar Sahib, since wee hours. Unending flow of devotees was witnessed throughout the day and night.

Despite cold weather in the morning, devotees took a holy dip in the Amrit Sarovar before offering their prayers. Devotees from across the country and abroad thronged the holy Sikh shrine in large numbers.

Jalaun (show of splendour), displaying the centuries-old rare and precious artifacts, associated with the Sikh religion and kept in the Toshakhana of the Golden Temple, were put on display for the sangat at the sanctum sanctorum, Akal Takht and Gurdwara Baba Atal Rai in the Golden Temple complex.

The SGPC has made elaborate arrangements to observe the Parkash Purb with fervour. The entire Golden Temple complex was illuminated with lights, candles and earthen lamps. Firework display at night added to the spectacle on the occasion.

Meanwhile, ISCKON, Amritsar, held a three-hour long Shabad Kirtan to mark the 550th Gurpurb of the founder of Sikhism at Shri Shri Gaur Nitai Mandir. Earthen lamps were also lit up to celebrate the occasion and langar was distributed among devotees.

The Chadha Motors Transport Charitable Trust Society organised a Nagar Kirtan to mark celebrate the Gurpurb.

Floating light and sound show to regale people

Amritsar: The state government has chalked out a three-day floating light and sound show, dedicated to the 550th Gurpurb celebrations at Beas from November 14. The show will be held on the banks of the Beas river on the GT road.

Deputy Commissioner Shiv Dular Singh Dhillon said the show would be based on the philosophy of the founder of Sikhism.

The floating light and sound show will be held twice a day. The first show will commence at 6:30 pm and will conclude at 7:45 pm. Another show will start at 7:50 pm and last till 9 pm.

Special counter to immunise Kartarpur pilgrims against polio

Special counter to immunise Kartarpur pilgrims against polio

13 Nov 2019 | 7:37 AM

DERA BABA NANAK: The Health Department has set up a special counter at Integrated Check Post (ICP) to immunise every pilgrim for polio before leaving for Sri Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan for pilgrimage.

Irked by parking woes, shoppers at Hall Bazaar demand solution

Irked by parking woes, shoppers at Hall Bazaar demand solution

13 Nov 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: While the shopkeepers in Hall Bazaar are adamant upon not allowing Municipal Corporation to convert the roadside area into paid parking, the shoppers feel the issue of traffic bottlenecks needs immediate attention.

Farmers plough stubble back to improve soil health

Farmers plough stubble back to improve soil health

13 Nov 2019 | 7:37 AM

TARN TARAN: Farmers associated with Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) in the district are emerging as torch-bearers in managing paddy straw by using different techniques whereas a number of other farmers are indulging in burning paddy straw polluting the environment.

No lessons learnt as bridges, drains still sans safety grills

13 Nov 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Learning no lesson from the gruesome accident at Muhawa village in 2016 in which seven children were killed and over 20 were injured when a rashly driven school van fell into a drain from a bridge at Muhawa village, 35 km from Amritsar, such unsafe bridges still continue to pose a daily threat.

GNDU security guard dies in accident

GNDU security guard dies in accident

13 Nov 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: A security guard at the Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) heading towards the campus for his night shift died in a road accident at Ajnala Road here, yesterday.

Lack of political will stalls city development projects

Lack of political will stalls city development projects

13 Nov 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: City’s Centre-sponsored sanitation, development and beautification projects are in a limbo as the authorities have failed to implement these projects.

Arvinder Chamak to participate in lit festival at Lahore

Arvinder Chamak to participate in lit festival at Lahore

13 Nov 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Writer and poet Arvinder Chamak has been invited to participate in the prestigious Faiz Ahmed Faiz literature festival to be held in Lahore from November 15.

City-based scholar Gambhir honoured

13 Nov 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Eminent artiste and scholar Dr Baldev Gambhir was among the chosen few, who were honoured at a special ceremony held by Punjab Government to mark the 550th Parkash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev.

10 kids undergo cochlear implant surgeryParkash Purb

10 kids undergo cochlear implant surgery

13 Nov 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Sri Guru Ram Das (SGRD)University of Health Sciences has conducted cochlear implant surgeries on 10 deaf and mute children, at a cost of Rs 55 lakh, to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

Parkash Purb celebrated with religious fervour

Parkash Purb celebrated with religious fervour

13 Nov 2019 | 7:37 AM

TARN TARAN: Cutting across caste and communities lines, devotees from all sections of society paid their obeisance at gurdwaras in the district to show their respect for Guru Nanak Dev on his 550th Parkash Purb on Tuesday.

Zonal sports meet ends on high note

13 Nov 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: A three-day DAV National Sports Zonal Tournament 2019 concluded at Police DAV Public School on Saturday.

Harike gurdwara gets solar plant

Harike gurdwara gets solar plant

13 Nov 2019 | 7:46 AM

AMRITSAR: On the occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the management of Gurdwara Ishardham in Harike Pattan installed an 80-kw rooftop solar plant at the shrine.

Bizmen blame e-tailers for hurting trade

13 Nov 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Traders blamed online companies for hurting their trade. They alleged that these companies were twisting business norms to corner maximum customers.

550 homeless families given 5-marla plots

13 Nov 2019 | 7:37 AM

TARN TARAN: As many as 550 homeless families of Patti Vidhan Sabha constituency were given five-marla residential plots during a function organised in Patti.

Weapon holders to lose licence for firing in open

Weapon holders to lose licence for firing in open

13 Nov 2019 | 7:44 AM

AMRITSAR: Concerned over repeated incidents of firing in the rural belt by the arms licence holders, the police have decided to tighten noose around them.

Trial of ‘arhar’ variety conducted

13 Nov 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: A postgraduate student of agriculture at Khalsa College, Yadwinder Singh, has conducted a successful trial of arhar dal variety PADT-16.

Nagar kirtan dedicated to Parkash Purb

Nagar kirtan dedicated to Parkash Purb

12 Nov 2019 | 10:09 AM

AMRITSAR:A religious procession was taken out in the city to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev on Monday.

Move to fix price of buprenorphine hailed

12 Nov 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR:The decision of the state government to cap the price of buprenorphine, a de-addiction drug, has been hailed by local activists working on the issue.

51 donate blood

12 Nov 2019 | 7:48 AM

Dera Baba Nanak: As many as 51 persons donated blood at a camp organised by Raman Bahl, Chairman, Punjab Subordinate Services Selection Board (PSSSB), at Gurdaspur Public School on Monday.

Motorcyclist dies in mishap

12 Nov 2019 | 7:48 AM

TARN TARAN: A man was killed in a road accident when his motorcycle collided head-on with a truck near Algon Kothi on the Amritsar-Khemkaran road, near Bhujrawala village, 20 km from here, on Sunday.

No Asr-Dehradun train till Feb 7

12 Nov 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The Dehradun-Amritsar-Dehradun daily train will remain suspended till February 7, due to 90-day traffic block for remodelling of Dehradun yard on Moradabad Division.

One devotee dies, 25 hurt in mishap

One devotee dies, 25 hurt in mishap

12 Nov 2019 | 7:48 AM

TARN TARAN: One devotee died while 25 others devotees were injured when a modified vehicle was hit by a bus from the back on the local Sri Goindwal Sahib bypass on Monday evening.

6 booked for cheating on pretext of sending local residents abroad

12 Nov 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The Amritsar rural police have booked six persons in three separate cases on charges of duping local residents on the pretext of sending their wards to foreign shores in search of green pastures.

66K LED street lights to be installed under Smart City project: Mayor

66K LED street lights to be installed under Smart City project: Mayor

12 Nov 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Mayor Karamjeet Singh Rintu on Monday launched a project to instal LED street lights under the Smart City mission at Ranjit Avenue A and B block wards.

Snatching incidents create panic among traders of Vallah market

12 Nov 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Thefts and snatching incidents have gone up in and around the wholesale fruit and vegetable market at Vallah.

Minor boy kidnapped from Golden Temple complex

Minor boy kidnapped from Golden Temple complex

12 Nov 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: A four-year-old boy was allegedly kidnapped by two persons, including a woman, from Golden Temple complex here on Sunday.

City hotels packed ahead of Gurpurb

City hotels packed ahead of Gurpurb

12 Nov 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: A day ahead of the historic Gurpurb of Guru Nanak Dev, hotel occupancy in the city has surged remarkably.

He dreams about village where everyone plays rabab

He dreams about village where everyone plays rabab

11 Nov 2019 | 9:01 AM

AMRITSAR:Ranjodh Singh, a saranda and rabab player, dreams to change his village, Hayatnagar, as ‘rababian da pind’.

AIR begins transmission of Gurbani recital

11 Nov 2019 | 9:01 AM

AMRITSAR:All India Radio, Amritsar, has initiated transmission of ‘Gurbani’ recital from Golden Temple from 4 am to 6 am to commemorate the 550th Gurpurb of Guru Nanak.

In brief

Hit by speeding car, biker dies

11 Nov 2019 | 9:01 AM

Amritsar: A biker died in a road mishap after being hit by a speeding car near Dhariwal village here on Saturday evening. The police have registered a case against an unidentified person.

Residents welcome pilgrims with open armsTarn Taran Diary

Residents welcome pilgrims with open arms

11 Nov 2019 | 9:01 AM

A sea of devotion was seen flowing in the core of the hearts of residents to serve the pilgrims coming to visit the historic gurdwaras of the area on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev.

Insurance firm directed to pay Rs 30k medical claim

11 Nov 2019 | 9:01 AM

AMRITSAR: The District Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum has directed an insurance company to pay Rs10,485 deducted from the medical insurance claim of a local resident.

‘Turban Traveller’ returns to city from Kartarpur gurdwara

‘Turban Traveller’ returns to city from Kartarpur gurdwara

11 Nov 2019 | 9:01 AM

AMRITSAR: Amarjit Singh Chawla earned the nickname “Turban Traveller” after travelling over 36,000 km in 131 days by road from Delhi to London.

LIP leader praises Sidhu for Kartarpur corridor

11 Nov 2019 | 9:01 AM

Charandeep Singh Bhinder, district president of the Lok Insaf Party, praised Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu and declared him as a real hero behind the opening of Kartarpur corridor.

CBSE national rope-skipping contest ends

CBSE national rope-skipping contest ends

11 Nov 2019 | 9:01 AM

AMRITSAR: The CBSE National Rope-Skipping Competition concluded at Shri Ram Ashram Public School here on Sunday.

Head-on collision between cars leaves 2 dead, 4 hurt

Head-on collision between cars leaves 2 dead, 4 hurt

11 Nov 2019 | 9:01 AM

TARN TARAN: In a fierce road accident on National Highways No. 54 near Aladinpur village, two women of a family were killed while four persons from the two sides suffered injuries.

Sewer men to get safety equipment

11 Nov 2019 | 9:01 AM

Finally, the sewer men of the Municipal Corporation will get life-saving equipment and protective kits.

Marginal farmers unhappy over non-inclusion on financial relief list

11 Nov 2019 | 9:01 AM

AMRITSAR: Marginal farmers, who own less than five acres and had sown basmati, are not happy with the state government’s decision to exclude them from the list of Rs100 per quintal financial assistance, which was announced after the Supreme Court orders.

Rehab centre honours 550 recovering addicts

Rehab centre honours 550 recovering addicts

11 Nov 2019 | 9:01 AM

AMRITSAR: The Hermitage, a local rehab and drug addiction centre, honoured 550 recovering drug addicts to mark the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev on Sunday.

IN BRIEF

Travel agent booked for fraud

10 Nov 2019 | 9:17 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have booked Sarabjit Singh of Gumtala for allegedly duping a Jandiala Guru resident on the pretext of sending him to Canada.

Schoolchildren perform ‘gatka’

10 Nov 2019 | 9:17 AM

AMRITSAR: The ongoing multi media exhibition at Ranjit Avenue Grounds to mark the 550th Gurpurb today hosted multiple creative activities to engage schoolchildren

Students prepare binding papers from crop residue

10 Nov 2019 | 9:17 AM

AMRITSAR: At a time when the issue of stubble burning has caught everyone attention, students of DAV Public School have come up with an innovative way to use of the residue.

NRI MPs, industrialists visit Khanna Paper Mill

10 Nov 2019 | 9:17 AM

AMRITSAR: A 80-member delegation of NRI parliamentarians and industrialists of Punjabi origin from various countries on Friday visited Khanna Paper Mill and participated in a talk.

Kirtan darbar organised

10 Nov 2019 | 9:17 AM

AMRITSAR: To commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, an exquisite kirtan darbar was organised by the Chief Khalsa Diwan (CKD) Charitable Society on the premises of Shri Guru Harkrishan International School, Ranjit Avenue.

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