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Sikhs in Pak celebrate Guru Gobind Singh's 352nd birth anniversary

Press Trust of India  |  Peshawar 

The minority Sikh community in celebrated the 352nd birth anniversary of in the country's restive province amid tight security.

A three-day event to celebrate Prakash Parv at Gurudwara Bhai Joga Singh here concluded Sunday.

The event was organised by Department of Hajj, Auqaf, to show the signs of harmony and inclusiveness.

Over 5,000 Sikh devotees took out a procession and converged at a programme to mark the occasion.

Adequate security measures were put in place to ensure a smooth and hassle-free event.

The major attraction of the procession was the display of 'Gatka', a famous Sikh martial art and other famous sword exercises.

On the occasion, member of the provincial assembly paid tributes to Soran Singh, the who was shot dead in 2016, saying his services will always be remembered.

Kumar said the three-day event will build understanding of traditions and beliefs of minorities. People here have shown signs of interfaith harmony.

Lawmaker said celebrating events of minorities will help spread love and peace.

is one of the major festivals of the Sikh community across the world.

Known as Prakash, or the dawn of light, he was born on January 5, 1666. He is the 10 Sikh Guru, a spiritual master and philosopher.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 20:50 IST
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