Ludhiana, November 11, 2019: The 550th Parkash Utsav of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was celebrated with great reverence and devotion by Guru Nanak Girls College, Guru Nanak Charitable Hospital and Guru Nanak Blood Bank.
This pious occasion was commemorated by observing Sri Akhand Path Sahib in the college campus from 09th November, 2019 to 11th November, 2019. The Bhog Ceremony was followed by recital of holy hymns of Gurbani by the students and Ragi Bhai Sukhdev Singh Ji which filled the air with tranquility and transcendental peace. A beautiful pandal was installed in the campus and the whole atmosphere was surcharged with piety and divine fervour.
To infuse the spirit of righteousness amongst the congregation, religious discourses were delivered by eminent guests which included S.Avtar Singh Makkar, former President SGPC, Giani Jagtar Singh, Head Granthi Sri Darbar Sahib, Giani Rashpal Singh, Sh. Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister, Mr. Harish Rai Dhanda, Ex. Chief Parliamentary Secretary, S. Ravneet Singh Bittu, M.P and S. Balkar Sandhu, Mayor, M.C Ludhiana. The heartfelt homage was paid to the great Prophet Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji by spreading His holy teachings of harmony, humility and equality by S. Manpreet Singh Ayali, MLA, S. Darshan Singh Shivalik, Ex. MLA, Sh. Rakesh Pandey, MLA & Ex. Minister, Sh. Sanjay Talwar, MLA, Sh. Surinder Dawar, MLA, Mr. Raman Subramaniam, Chairman, Ludhiana Improvement Trust, Dr. S.S. Mahal, esteemed member GNET & Director, Mahal Multispecialty Hospital, Ludhiana, S. Ishwarjot Singh Cheema, Member GNET and Dr. Tejmeet Mahal, Medical Supdt. GNCH, Ludhiana.
On this auspicious occasion, Dr. (Mrs.) Charanjit Mahal, Director GNGC & GNCH paid a humble tribute to the holy ambassador and motivated the students to tread the path shown by the First Guru and inculcate His preachings of Kirt karo, naam japo, vand chakko in their daily lives. S. Gurbir Singh, President Guru Nanak Girls College addressed the congregation and highlighted the philosophy and message of the Great Guru and founder of Sikhism. The staff and students recited 3000 paths of Japu Ji Sahib to pay obeisance to the Guru. A huge number of 5000 guests including prominent personalities, Principals of local colleges, students and their parents graced the occasion. Keeping in with the spirit of service, a voluntary blood donation camp was organized by Guru Nanak Blood Bank wherein more than 100 students and staff members donated blood.
An efficient team of doctors comprising of Dr. Tejmeet Singh Mahal, Medical Supdt, GNCH and Dr. Sakhi Avashthi (Pathologist) wholeheartedly participated in the holy celebrations by their involvement in the arrangement and humungous success of the camp. Guru ka Langar was served to one and all. The whole campus remained suffused with sanctity and holy bliss.