Sikhs celebrate Vaisakhi in Haflong, DC shows concern over Covid-19 

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HT Correspondent

HAFLONG, April 13: The Sikh community of Dima Hasao district has celebrated the annual Vaisakhi festival at Haflong with great enthusiasm and fervor.

The festival also marked the beginning of ‘Khalsa Panth’. On this occasion various programmes including community kitchen were organised with prayer and kirtan and langar seva on Gurdwara premises.

It was on this day in 1699, when the tenth Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh established the Khalsa Panth.

On the occasion Dima Hasao deputy commissioner Paul Barua, addl. deputy commissioner along with a large number of people from all communities including security personnel and others attended the programme.

Speaking on the occasion Paul Barua lauded the Sikh Gurus and the humanitarian services of Sikh community in all fronts during the need hour for the nation and abroad and extended his message for peace and prosperity among all.

Barua also informed about his video conference with the chief minister’s office on Covid-19 and said that stress will be given more on rapid tests and urged all to strictly follow the Covid-19 preventive measures and to create awareness in the society so as to prevent the coronavirus pandemic.

On the auspicious day secretary Nirmal Singh on behalf of the Sikh community of Haflong, Dima Hasao has extended their best wishes and message of love, peace, brotherhood and progress among all in the district.

Mention be made that under Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s guidance and inspiration, the Khalsa followed a strict moral code and spiritual discipline. It was through his courage that the people rose against the oppression of the Mughal ruler in India.

Besides being a spiritual and a military leader Guru Gobind Singh was also a gifted writer who penned a large body of literary work. Before his death in 1708, he declared the Guru Granth Sahib, which is Sikhism’s Holy Scripture to be the permanent Sikh Guru.

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