Gurugram: A Nagar Kirtan (religious procession) was taken out in New Gurugram on Sunday to mark the 353rd birth anniversary of the most celebrated Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh. Thousands of people irrespective of their religious affiliations, dressed up in festive costumes, joined in and became part of the procession.
The 2-km long religious procession was organised by Sikh Sewa Society in collaboration with New Gurugram Sangat. The procession carried Nishan Sahib and Palki (palanquin) of Guru Granth Sahib led by Punj Pyare to commemorate the 353rd Prakash Purab.
Gatka groups from Delhi, school children, Kirtan groups, and others took part in the Nagar Kirtan to convey the message of oneness. During the procession, devotees recited Gurbaani and played drums. They conveyed his teachings through poems and hymns.
The religious procession set off from DLF New Town Heights in Sector 86 and culminated at Vatika Marketplace 1 while covering Dadi Sati Chowk, Circle 4 near Bestech Ananda, Vatika Club one road, Vatika City Holmes along its designated path.
Residents from various housing societies of Sector 81 to 95 including Vatika India Next, Sare Homes, Antriksh Heights, DLF New Town Heights 86, 90, Bestech Ananda and many others joined the celebration.
The devotees also carried out a cleanliness drive and were seen sweeping along the route of procession. The organising committee also put special emphasis of environmental protection.
Harpreet Singh, member of Sikh Sewa Society, said, "We offered prayers to Guru Gobind Singh Ji for good health and prosperity of our loved ones. We spread the teaching of social equality, universal brotherhood, altruism, social service and righteousness."
Along the designated path of the procession, residents of various societies set up langar stalls for the devotees and passersby. The locals also offered sewa (voluntary social service) during the procession.
Praveen Malik, RWA president Sare Homes, said, "It is great to see people, irrespective of their religions, come out to be part of this celebration. It spread the message of brotherhood and build harmony among the community people."