Shaheedi Diwas of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji celebrated with religious fervour, gaiety

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, May 25: The Shaheedi Diwas of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji Maharaj was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety today. In this connection the functions were organized in different Gurdwaras of the city.
The chabeels were established at different places by the members of different Gurdwaras and the passers by were offered Sharbat on the occasion. The Shabad Kirtan was also held in the Gurdwaras by Sikh Sangat and the devotees paid their obeisance to Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj.
A grand function was also held in Gurdwara Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji Akhnoor road Domana near here in which a large number of Sikh devotees participated. The function was organized by District Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (DGPC) Jammu.
On the occasion Ragi Jathas of DGPC Jammu recited the Shabad Kirtan while its scholars threw light on the life of Guru Ji Mahraj and his sacrifices for the cause of humanity and religion. The Sikh Sangat also adopted resolutions, which were read out by Dalip Singh president DGPC, Jammu. The resolutions highlighted the genuine demands of the Sikh community and discrimination meted out to the community living in the State.
The resolutions demanded that all Chief Education Officers and Zonal Education Officers of the State should implement the Government order regarding introduction of the Punjabi in schools as additional subject. The gathering also hailed the Government of India for passage of Anand Marriage Act in the Parliament and complimented Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh for meeting the long pending demand of the Sikh community.
It further demanded that the road leading from Bikram Chowk to Railway Station via Jammu University be declared as Guru Gobind Singh Marg, a chair be established in JU on the name of Guru Gobind Singh Ji Mahraj, announcement of package for displaced refugees of 1947 from PoK at par with migrants from Valley, establishment of Minority Commission in the State, reservation to Sikh community in the State in educational and technical institutions and implementation of the report of the Commission which probed 1989 anti Sikh riots.
The DGPC functionaries including S. Attar Singh, S Manjit Singh, Master Avtar Singh, S Harbajan Singh, Ranjit Singh, S Divinder Singh Vishavnagrik, S Manmeet Singh, S Rajinder Singh and S Surinder Singh also participated in the function. Guru Ka Langer was also served to the devotees.
The functions were also organized in Gurdwara Nanak Nagar, Gurdwara Baba Fateh Singh Gandhi Nagar, Gurdwara Kalgidhar Rehari Colony, Gurdwara Talli Sahib Talab Tillo and Gurdwara Digina in which large number of devotees participated.

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