JAMMU, June 16: The martyrdom day of Guru Arjun Dev Maharaj was observed today.
On the martyrdom day of Guru Arjun Dev Maharaj, an impressive kirtan darbar was organized at Gurudwara Baba Chanda Singh Ji, Jain Bazar, Jammu by the Management Committee Gurdwara Baba Chanda Singh Ji Jain Bazar Jammu and Nirvair Social Organization. Devotees from surrounding areas of Jammu city attended the function.
Bhai Sahib Bhai Ranjeet Singh Ji and Jatha, Bhai Sahib Tirath Singh Ji and Bibi Nirmal Kour recited the kirtan and highlighted the biography of Guru Sahib.
While speaking on the occasion, the speakers appealed to the State Government for declaring the name of Kunjwani Chowk as Baba Banda Singh Bhahdur Chowk, relocate shops of Municipal Committee in Chand Nagar, implementation of Ansari Commission Report on 1989 Anti Sikh Riots in J&K and settlement of claims, declare gazetted holiday on the martyrdom day of Sri Guru Teg Bahudur Ji Maharaj, settle the claims of 1947 and the 1947 refugee residing in the evacuee be giving them property rights, appoint Punjabi Teachers in school and colleges, approval to any article and books written by authors, CBSE, J&K State Board of School Education and other authorities on Sikh history from the Dharam Parchar Committee Sri Akal Takth Sahib, Sri Amritsar Sahib, declare Gurudwara Guru Nanak Dev Jee Chand Nagar and Dera Baba Banda Singh Bahadur as historical places, implement Anand Marriage Act, extension of route of Sachkhand Express train to Jammu for the benefit of Sikh devotees. They also appealed to the Government of Punjab to immediately take action against the persons involved in the discretion of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee.
Among others present were Sukhbir Singh, Manjeet Singh Azad, Istri Kirtan Satsang Sabha, Jagbir Singh, Amarjeet Singh, Manjeet Singh Azad, Janmeet Singh, Janmeet Singh, Sukhdev Singh, Jagjeet Singh, Gurmeet Singh, Dr Tejinder Singh, Shahbaz Singh and Gurpreet Singh.
Meanwhile, Ragi Jathas of District Gurdawara Parbandhak Committee Jammu recited shabad kirtan at Gurdwara Chathi Pathshai, Talab Tillo on the eve of martyrdom day of Guru Arjun Dev Maharaj.
Parchark of Bhai Satinder Singh and Tarlochan Singh Wazir, Chairman, State Gurdawara Parbandhak Board threw light on the life of Guru Arjun Dev and his sacrifice for the cause of humanity and religion.
On the occasion, Dr Manvinder Singh, Youngest Scientist, Amandeep Kour, KCS Judicial and 12th class student Japleen Kour were honoured for their achievements.
All functionaries of DGPC Jathedar Mohinder Singh, Member DGPC and President Shromani Akali Dal Badal, Jagjit Singh President DGPC Jammu, Avtar Singh General Secretary DGPC Jammu, Advocate Surinder Singh and many others were present on the occasion.