550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev celebrated

Delhi: India in Jaffna commemorated the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev with its building being decorated with colourful lights on Monday evening.

Consul General Balachandran addressed the participants followed by a screening of two documentaries on the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India and Sikhism and a gifting of a set of books on Sikhism, which was received by Suganthiny Srimuralidharan, Dean, Hindu Studies, University of Jaffna and Mrs.Bamini Guruchandran, Chief Librarian, Vavuniya Public Library.

In keeping with the Sikhism’s core principles of service to mankind, a Langar (community service of food) and a gifting of musical instruments are being organized at Mahadevaswamy’s Children Home, Kilinochchi on Tuesday.

The High Commission of India in Colombo commemorated the special day with a talk, documentary screening and soulful rendition of Kirtan Ardas on Saturday. Special programs have been organized at Sri Guru Nanak Darbar Gurudwara in Colombo.