The Sikh community in the city celebrated Baisakhi on Sunday with lot of enthusiasm and devotion. Baisakhi is one of the major festivals of Sikhs and is celebrated grandly in the state of Punjab and all throughout the world where there is a significant Sikh population.
Interventional cardiologist from the city Dr. Jaspan Arneja said, “Baisakhi is celebrated with exuberance at Gurudwara located at Kamptee road. It is indeed a special day for us and mostly people go to Gurudwaras , Kirtans take place followed by langar.”
“At my home, we have a small Gurudwara where we placed Guru Granth Sahib. We do special puja ‘Ardas’ and then distribute special ‘Karha Prasad’ and wish each other on this day,” Dr. Arneja added.
For the large farming community of Punjab, Baisakhi Festival marks the time for harvest of rabi crops and they celebrate the day by performing joyful bhangra and gidda dance. For the Sikh community, Baisakhi Festival has tremendous religious significance as it was on a Baisakhi Day in 1699, that Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru laid the foundation of Panth Khalsa-the Order of the Pure Ones.