JAMMU, Feb 16: A large number of devotees from across Jammu Kashmir Union Territory converged on Shahzadpur Kothi today to mark Guru Gyagi’s 125th Jayanti.
The festivity began with chanting of religious hymns and the devotees while paying paid obeisance to Guru Gyagi at his Smadhi prayed for peace, progress and prosperity in the Union Territory.
SSP Mohan Lal Kaith graced the occasion as chief guest. While speaking on the occasion, Kaith said, “The auspicious Guru Gyagi’s birthday teaches us brotherhood, amity and work together to fight ignorance, poverty and other problems of society.”
JMC Corporator Rachpal Bhardwaj highlighted the secular aspect and universal character of Guru Ji giving references of global brotherhood and oneness of the mankind.
Paying obeisance to Guru Gyagi, DDC Members Vidya Motan and Balbir Lal said that the spiritual scholars have left indelible mark in public service, which needs to be emulated by people for making this world a better place to live in.
In order to encourage the students to work harder and behave diligently in future, the chief guest, Guru Gyagi Mission Members Rachpal Kaith and R.L.Kaith felicitated the meritorious students with ‘Certificates of Honour’ and advised them to follow the path of honesty and kindness.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Jammu Ramesh Chander who reached late in the function paid obeisance to Guru and said, “Indian society suffers from a number of social evils. In the past these social evils stood in the way of our progress. Therefore, many religious and social reformers have, from time to time, been advocating the eradication of these evils.
The gathering passed a resolution and appealed the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to allot a suitable piece of land to them for construction of ‘Guru Gyagi Temple and Community Facility Hall’. They also demanded public holiday on this day.
Prominent among those present included Capt Ram Lal Sargotra, GR Kaith, Dr Abhimanyu Kaith, Darshan Motàn, Krishan Lal Sandhu, Om Kaith, Adv Ajay Lakhotra, Som Raj Nandan, Sub B C Sandhu, Sub CL Lakhotra and others.