Celebration of 550th Prakash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji in Italy

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Celebration of 550th Prakash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji in Italy

The Embassy of India in Rome, with the support of various Gurudwara Prabandhak Committees of Italy, celebrated the 550th Prakash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji from October 25-27, 2019, with the enthusiastic participation of the Sikh diaspora in Italy.

A Hazuri Raagi group from the Golden Temple, led by Bhai Sukhjinder Singh Ji, one of the finest exponents of Gurbani devotional music, was deputed for the celebrations in Italy by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) to perform kirtan at the programme organized by the Embassy on October 27th. The celebrations at Ambassador’s residence began with the Prakash of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji and recitation of the Sukhmani Sahib, followed by Shabad Kirtan by the Hazuri Raagi group. The Sangat attending the celebrations also sat down for Guru ka Langar. More than 300 members of the Indian community attended the programme with great zeal and enthusiasm, coming from various cities and towns across Italy, including Rome, Latina, Viterbo, Terracina, Caserta, Arezzo, Ancona, Terni, Sardinia, Brescia and Vicenza.

In addition, Bhai Sukhjinder Singh ji’s group also performed kirtan at Gurudwara Singh Sabha in Borgo Hermada, Gurudwara Singh Sabha in Pontinia and Gurudwara Sri Nanak Darbar in Rome on 25th, 26th and 27th October respectively. The Embassy’s initiative to invite a reputed Raagi group from India for this special occasion was deeply appreciated by the Indian community.

The celebrations brought together the Sikh community from across Italy in remembering the teachings of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji of one God, universal brotherhood, equality and tolerance. Not just the Indian community but several Italian friends of India also participated in the celebrations and appreciated Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s message of humility, simplicity, service, honesty, hard work and dedication, sharing and helping the poor.

The 550th Prakash Purab of Guru Nanak Dev Ji is being celebrated around the world, including Italy.

October 28, 2019.

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