APSCC greets people on Guru Nanak Jayanti

Srinagar: All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) has extended greetings to people on the occasion of 554th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

In a statement, APSCC Chairman Jagmohan Singh Raina, said that people should follow teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji so that his message of love and peace percolates down.

He said that ultimate peace can be achieved if people follow the path set out by Guru Nanak Dev ji. He said Kashmir held a special place for Guru Nanak ji since he visited the valley along with his companions which left an indomitable impact on Kashmir.

“There are various testimonies and artifacts which confirm the historical lineage with Gurudwara in Leh, Bijbehara, Ramnagar as well as many other parts of the union territory which are associated with his visit”, Raina said and added “Guru Nank Dev ji visited Kashmir in 1518 AD and stayed at Bijbehara and Avantipur”.

“He happened to meet Pandit Brahm Das who was highly impressed with the way of life and teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji which led him to embrace Sikhism, the beginning of the Sikhism in the valley”, he added.

Universal brotherhood and secularism entailed from his companionship with Bala, a Hindu and Mardana, a Muslim. A musical instrument ‘rabaab’ that was always carried by Mardana, is preserved at Shernangla in Ramnagar Jammu, he said
Guru Nanak Dev ji preached against caste systems and suppression. He covered thousands of miles on foot, addressing and preaching people about humanity.

The natives of Basoli were very much influenced by the philosophy of Guru Nanak dev Ji and the same gets reflected in the 17-18 century paintings (pahari and miniature paintings), which are available in worldwide libraries.

He used to enlighten people by reciting the hymns and showering praise on Almighty.
“May Waheguru ji relieve the world of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, Ukraine and many disturbed parts of the world and peace prevails as he always preached” Raina added.

APSCC leaders, Prinicpal Naranjan Singh, Ajeet Singh Mastana, Sant singh, Dr. Jaipal Singh Bali, Davinder Singh, Indumeet Singh, Gurdayal Singh and others have wished and prayed this festive occasion of Gurpuruab brings about peace & happiness in the world.

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