Punjab govt to celebrate Sikh guru's birth anniversary virtually
In view of the coronavirus crisis, the Punjab government will celebrate the 400th birth anniversary of ninth Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur from April 28 virtually, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Friday.
The CM said the situation is not conducive for grand celebrations and he will also speak to Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Bibi Jagir Kaur to shift all celebrations to the virtual mode, according to an official statement.
“Kirtans' will be telecast on television and social media channels. People will be requested to pray for the welfare of all from their homes on “Guru Purab” on May 1, the chief minister said. All programmes will be held as scheduled now but through virtual mode, with no physical gatherings, the statement issued after a meeting of the executive committee set up to oversee the historic celebrations said.
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