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Sea of devotees throng Sultanpur Lodhi
Devotees take a dip at the holy Bein along Gurdwara Ber Sahib in Sultanpur Lodhi to mark the Parkash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Malkiat Singh
GURU'S 550th Birth Anniversary

Sea of devotees throng Sultanpur Lodhi

13 Nov 2019 | 8:38 AM

SULTANPUR LODHI: A sea of devotees thronged to watch the historic light and sound show, showcasing the life and philosophy of Guru Nanak Dev in Sultanpur Lodhi today.

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Tribune News Service

Sultanpur Lodhi, November 12

A sea of devotees thronged to watch the historic light and sound show, showcasing the life and philosophy of Guru Nanak Dev in Sultanpur Lodhi today.

The show was organised as part of the ongoing celebrations to commemorate the 550th Parkash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev. Member of Parliament (MP) Jasbir Singh Dimpa said these spectacular shows organised by the state government would help to spread the message of the Guru among the young generation.

The audience were given the message of strengthening the ethos of communal harmony, peace, brotherhood, compassion and humanity as preached by Guru Nanak Dev. The audience bathed in Guru Sahib’s glory as the light and sound show beautifully projected his philosophy in the form of his universal message to society. Through the show, the ethos of tolerance, peace, communal harmony, women empowerment and protection of natural resources were brought alive. The first Sikh Master’s efforts to promote social equality were also aptly showcased in the right spirit.

On the occasion, renowned Punjabi singer Harbhajan Mann mesmerised the audience with religious songs dedicated to the Guru.

Meanwhile, the light and sound show will continue to enthral the audience till November 15 while Mann will also perform on Wednesday from 7 to 8 pm.

Bhog of ‘sehaj path’

A bhog of ‘sehaj path’ marked the Gurpurb celebrations at the main pandal in Sultanpur Lodhi on Tuesday. After the culmination of the path, kirtan darbars, organised at the pandal, mesmerised the audience. On the occasion, Bhai Kanwarpal Singh from Dehradun enthralled the devotees with his kirtan in ‘raagbadh’ manner after which Bhai Gurmeet Singh Shant, former Hazuri Raagi of Darbar Sahib Bhai Jaswant Singh and the Jatha of Kalgidhar Trust, Baru Sahib, also performed kirtan.

After the kirtan, renowned Sufi singer Harshdeep Kaur sang her newly released shabad ‘Mere Sahiba’ and other religious songs, leaving the audience spellbound.

Meanwhile, people from various age groups and all walks of life, including renowned sants, nihang organisations and Namdharis, attended the event.

Sartaaj pays musical tribute

Sartaaj pays musical tribute

13 Nov 2019 | 8:38 AM

SULTANPUR LODHI: Renowned Sufi singer Satinder Sartaaj today paid musical tribute to Guru Nanak Dev during a function organised by the state government in the holy town to commemorate the 550th Parkash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev.

Canadian MP pays obeisance

Canadian MP pays obeisance

13 Nov 2019 | 8:38 AM

JALANDHAR: Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga-Streetsville, Ontario, Canada, Nina Tangri along with her husband Ashwani Tangri today paid obeisance at Gurdwara Ber Sahib in Sultanpur Lodhi on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of the Sikhism.

Model Town Gurdwara serves langar on eco-friendly plates

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13 Nov 2019 | 8:38 AM

JALANDHAR: The Model Town Gurdwara managing committee today took an initiative to avoid use of plastic items such as polybags and thermocol cup and plates on the gurdwara premises.

Run over by SUV, two-year-old dies

Run over by SUV, two-year-old dies

13 Nov 2019 | 8:38 AM

JALANDHAR: A two-year-old girl succumbed to her injuries at Surya Enclave residential society here today after she was crushed under the wheels of a four-wheeler.

Bizmen opt for unique way to share plight

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13 Nov 2019 | 8:38 AM

Jalandhar: Industrialists on Tuesday used every way to share their plight with Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur.

IN BRIEF

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13 Nov 2019 | 8:38 AM

Talwara (Hoshiarpur): One of the three bike-borne youths died and two others were seriously injured when the motorcycle they were riding on hit a calf near the ITI turn on the Talwara-Mukerian road late on Monday night.

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12 Nov 2019 | 7:54 AM

SULTANPUR LODHI: As a part of ongoing celebrations dedicated to the 550th Parkash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev, the state government organised a ‘kavi darbar’ here on Monday at the main pandal.

Poor sanitation haunts devotees

12 Nov 2019 | 7:54 AM

SULTANPUR LODHI: Even as the local administration has been claiming of making adequate sanitation and sewer arrangements for devotees in the holy town, most of the toilets here remain soiled and unfit for use.

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12 Nov 2019 | 5:05 PM

JALANDHAR: Indian women hockey team has already made to the Olympics 2020.

2,800 units of blood collected in 10 days

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12 Nov 2019 | 7:54 AM

JALANDHAR: Amid a huge crowd of devotees visiting Sultanpur Lodhi and paying obeisance in various gurdwaras there, a blood donation camp organised by the Social Workers’ Association, Punjab, is also witnessing a large footfall.

CBSE issues new guidelines to conduct practical exams

12 Nov 2019 | 7:54 AM

JALANDHAR: To ensure well-ordered and impartial conduct of practical examinations and internal assessments of upcoming board examinations, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued a fresh set of guidelines, mandatory to be followed by all CBSE-affiliated schools.

Phagwara to get trauma centre soon: Minister

12 Nov 2019 | 7:54 AM

PHAGWARA: The state government will soon set up a trauma centre in Phagwara to provide medical help to those who sustain injuries in road mishaps.

Farmer holds langar of sugarcane juice to mark GurpurbGuru’s 550th birth anniversary

Farmer holds langar of sugarcane juice to mark Gurpurb

12 Nov 2019 | 7:54 AM

JALANDHAR: The 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev are on in full swing at Sultanpur Lodhi.

Rural areas

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12 Nov 2019 | 7:54 AM

JALANDHAR: The Education Department has asked district education officers (DEOs) not to give additional charge of schools to principals posted in rural areas.

Modelling show at LPU

11 Nov 2019 | 6:43 AM

PHAGWARA: The Student Organisation Cell of LPU hosted a modelling show at Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium of the university.

Cleanliness drive organised in Phagwara

Cleanliness drive organised in Phagwara

11 Nov 2019 | 6:43 AM

PHAGWARA: Malkiat Singh Ragbotra, philanthropist and former president, Municipal Committee, Phagwara, with the assistance of several residents has launched ‘Safai Abhiyaan’ in his Ward No 37, comprising Prem Nagar, Master Sadhu Ram Nagar and Kherra Road here to aware residents about sanitation and involving them in cleanliness drive, being done in the ward.

Dog-bite cases up in Phagwara

11 Nov 2019 | 6:43 AM

PHAGWARA: Several dog-bite cases have been reported from the town and its adjoining areas for the past many years, creating panic among residents, The 100-bed Civil Hospital has become as a ‘referral hospital’ from where most of the patients are being referred to Jalandhar or Ludhiana.

OGKFI National Karate Championship kicks off

OGKFI National Karate Championship kicks off

11 Nov 2019 | 6:43 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The 9th OGKFI National Karate Competition, organised by Okinawan Gojuryu Karate Federation of India (OGKFI), led by chief karate coach sensei Jagmohan Vij, began here on Sunday at Shakti Bhawan.

Central team assesses working of farm machines

11 Nov 2019 | 6:43 AM

JALANDHAR: A team of the Central Farm Machinery Training and Testing Institute, Budhni, Madhya Pradesh, today visited various custom hiring centres in the district and evaluated the working of machines.

Encroachments on 7K acres removed: Minister

11 Nov 2019 | 6:43 AM

JALANDHAR: State Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot on Sunday said encroachments on over 7,000 acres of forest land in the state had been removed and the vacated land was being developed as forest area.

Infant found dead in bushes

11 Nov 2019 | 6:43 AM

PHAGWARA: A one-and-half-year-old child was found dead in the roadside bushes near Palahai village on the Phagwara-Chandigarh bypass here on Sunday.

Encroachments irk residents

11 Nov 2019 | 6:44 AM

NAKODAR: Nakodar is reeling under traffic chaos. Rash and negligent driving by youth and schoolchildren has forced the police to evolve a mechanism to check the menace by installing speed bumps and road dividers, but the exercise had proved futile.

Stubble burning: Arrests of farmers flayed

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11 Nov 2019 | 6:43 AM

JALANDHAR: Farmer unions have condemned FIRs and arrests of farmers who burnt paddy stubble in the past few days.

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