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Sikhs celebrate Guru Nanak's birthday

Saturday, November 15, 2008

CELEBRATIONS in the Sikh community for the birthday of their first Guru, Sri Guru Nanak, will end today.

The week-long event began on Tuesday with a Sahej Path and will end today with a Bhog (reading of the holy scripture).

The president of the Sikh Gurudwara Prabandhak committee, Balbir Singh, said a flag change ceremony was also to take place at the Samabula Gurudwara during the course of the celebrations.

"This event is celebrated globally so Fiji celebrations will take place at the Samabula temple and we call on all the Sikh population to join us during this auspicious day," he said.

"Sri Guru Nanak was the first guru for the Sikh community and we remember him on his birthday."

The Fiji Sikh population late last month also celebrated 300 years of the holy book, Sri Guru Granth Sahib, culminated with a march from the around the country.

"The divine teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism are a beacon of light to mankind guiding us on the path of peace, harmony and righteousness," he said.

"His message of truth, humanism, righteousness and tolerance has universal relevance to rid mankind of violence, injustice and exploitation."


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