| Malaysia / Singapore| 28 Dec 2016 | Asia Samachar |
Some major programmes have been lined up in Malaysia and Singapore for the 350th anniversary of the birth of Guru Gobind Singh.
Gurdwara Sahib Petaling Jaya has kicked off a two-week programme that started yesterday (27 Dec 2016) comprising evening kirtan/katha darbars, an akhand path and a food festival starting at the 11.5pm on 31 Dec.
The kirtan/katha programme program from 27 Dec to 2 Jan (6.30pm to 9pm) will feature Gagandeep Singh Sri Ganganagar wale and Sarbjeet Singh Patna Sahib wale.
Gurdwara Sahib Rawang will be organising a kirtan darbar (7.30pm-12am) and a blood donation drive (10am-2pm) on 31 Dec at the conclusion of a three-day akhand path which starts on 29 Dec. Organised by the Rawang Sikh Association (Rawang Naujawan), a cendol refreshment is being planned at 1pm on the final day.
The Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia (SNSM) is organising a programme at Gurdwara Sahib Sentul, which includes the dislay of the Ganga Sagar, a water pitcher with multiple holes that was given by Guru Gobind Singh to Rai Kalaa, a Muslim chief at Rajkot, Ludhiana in Punjab in 1705.
The kirtan darbar at Sentul will be held between Dec 5-8. An amrit sanchaar ceremony will be held at 3pm on 7 Jan 2017 (Saturday).
SGGS Academy is holding a six-day event called Darbar Patsahi 10 Semagam at Gurdwara Sahib Titiwangsa in Kuala Lumpur from Dec 24-31 promising ‘continuous flow of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s bani’.
In Singapore, the Central Sikh Gurdwara Board (CSGB) will organise a four-day event at the Central Sikh Gurdwara (CST) from 2-5 Jan 2017.
The recently concluded biennial Naam Ras 2016 in Singapore also centred on the contributions of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, at its four-day event which ended on 26 Dec.
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