Celebrating the 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, devotees from across the country offered prayers at the Golden Temple and sought blessings on November 30. The Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) was decorated with lights and candles to commemorate the anniversary of the Sikh guru. Extending his greetings, President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted "let us resolve to conduct ourselves in a manner so as to emulate his teachings.”
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After two months of suspension, train services in Punjab, for both passengers and goods, will resume from November 23. The decision came after the protestors accepted CM Amarinder Singh's request to call off the blockade. Amarinder has assured the farmers that their demands would be presented before PM Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. The suspension of trains was a part of the protest against the Centre's farm laws.
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Sikh organisation Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) on November 15 celebrated its 100th anniversary. The centenary was celebrated at the Akal Takht in Golden Temple, Amritsar. The SGPC, notified under Sikh Gurudwara Act, 1925, looks after the management of gurudwaras in India while running world's largest community kitchen, langar, which feeds lakhs every day. Its president Gobind Singh Longowal said that history of… read-more
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The boys in Amritsar dressed up as baboons to please Lord Hanuman as the popular Langoor Mela kickstarted at the Bada Hanuman Mandir on the first day of Navaratri on October 17. During the festive season, newborns to youngsters dress like baboons and practice ten days of celibacy. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the devotees were restricted from entering the temple and was instructed to maintain a safe distance.
On September 10, Union Home Ministry registered The Golden Temple under Foreign Contributions Regulations Act (FCRA). The registration enables the receiving foreign donations, which can be used for Gurudwara's public services. Home Minister Amit Shah said, "The decision on FCRA at the Sri Harmandir Sahib is a path breaking one." The Gurudwara had applied for the registration in May, and now will be permitted to receive donations from foreign… read-more
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