A Nagar Kirtan (religious procession) was taken out in Gurugram to mark the 550th birth anniversary of first Sikh guru Nanak Dev on Sunday. Thousands of people, irrespective of their religious affiliations, dressed up in festive costume, joined in and became part of the procession.
South City Gurudwara Management Committee organised the 2-km long procession holding Nishan Sahib and the Palki (palanquin) of Guru Granth Sahib led by the Punj Pyare (the five beloved ones referring to the saints who propounded Sikhism) to commemorate the Prakash Purab which is to be celebrated on November 12.
The procession commenced from South City Gurudwara and culminated at the Gurudwara covering Sector 40 and 31 along its designated path. Many schoolchildren, bands, sangat (group of clerics) from various sectors of Gurugram, Nuh, Sohna joined in the procession.
Gatka groups, Kirtan groups, Nihang groups, Dhadi Jathe groups and others took part in the Nagar Kirtan with the message of oneness.
On the occasion langar (community feast) was held at at different spots for all.
During the procession, special emphasis was laid on avoiding the use of plastic and protection of the environment. Teams of volunteers cleaned the roads to combat the dust pollution.