Amritsar's Golden Temple lit up on Guru Nanak Jayanti

Special trains being run for Sikh yatrees Saad

Nagar kirtan is organized by the management of every gurudwara, ahead of celebration to mark the guru Nanak Jayanti.

Guru Nanak Jayanti or Guruparb is being celebrated across the country today.

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the nation on the occasion of Gurpurab - the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of the faith.

Born on April 15, 1469, in Rai-Bhoi-di Talwandi (now in Pakistan; Nankana Sahib), Guru Nanak is known as one of the "greatest religious innovators of all times".

The Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB), which looks after Hindu temples, churches and gurudwaras in Pakistan, said it will provide foolproof security, transport, accommodation and other facilities to the pilgrims, Dawn reported.


Gurupurab is a festival celebrated by the Sikh Community, to mark the birth anniversary of Sikh Guru. Punjab is the only area in the world with a majority Sikh population. "We have established online charity system and now anyone who wants to donate money for building new residential buildings can do so and the process is transparent", he added. The Governor has prayed for the development of the state beside happiness and prosperity of the people of the state on Guru Nanak Jayanti.

Sikhs living in Pakistan had a long had a demand for the construction of a university after the name of their first religious head in the Punjab district.

Summary: People also gathered at Gurdwara Singh Shaheedan in Sohana to pay their respects.

They will return to Lahore on November 9.

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