PM Modi To Participate In 400th Parkash Purab Of Guru Tegh Bahadur At Red Fort Today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the celebrations of the 400th Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji at Red Fort in New Delhi on Thursday (21 April).
On the occasion, he will address the gathering and also release a commemorative coin and postage stamp.
The programme is being organised by the Central government in collaboration with the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, the PMO said in a release.
During the two-day (20 and 21 April) event, ragis and children from different parts of the country will participate in ‘Shabad Kirtan’. There will also be a grand light and sound show depicting the life of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji.
Apart from this, the traditional martial art of Sikhs 'Gatka' will also be organized.
The programme is focussed on highlighting the teachings of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, the ninth Sikh Guru, who sacrificed his life to protect 'dharma' and human values, ideals and principles in world history.
Guru Tegh Bahadur was executed for supporting the religious freedom of Kashmiri Pandits on the orders of Aurangzeb. His death anniversary is commemorated as Shaheedi Divas every year on 24 November.
Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib and Gurdwara Rakab Ganj in Delhi are associated with his sacred sacrifice.
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