To: All Gurdwaras
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa,
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
Sardar / Sardarni Jio,
Subject: Grand Celebrations in connection with Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s
550 Years Avtar Dihara on 12 November 2019 (Nanakshahi Calendar)
The Malaysian Gurdwaras Council (MGC) wishes to remind the Sanggat that Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s 550 years Avtar Dihara falls on 12th November 2019. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is the founder of Sikhism and Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji had planted the seeds of Sikhi and the eight Gurus who followed nurtured it into a tree culminating in the 10th Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji completing the Sikhi Mission and created the Khalsa Panth in 1699 by administring Khande De Pahul Da Amrit.
The Selangor Gurdwaras whatsapp group had suggested earlier that Malaysian Gurdwaras Council take the lead in organising grand celebrations to commemorate the marking of 550 years Avtar Dihara of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
The Malaysian Gurdwaras Council has decided to organise grand celebrations to commemorate this important event and thus Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji 550 years Avtar Dihara celebrations will be celebrated at GURDWARA, STATE and NATIONAL level.
To organise this great event, the MGC EXCO has set-up an ad-hoc committee called “Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji 550 years Avtar Dihara celebration committee”. The organising chairman of this ad-hoc committee will be Vice-President Sdr. Darshan Singh Ji. This will be a high level committee consisting representatives of Gurdwaras, Societies, Professionals, individuals and other interest groups. The President of MGC will be a member and Advisor to the committee.
Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji had received “Dhur Ki Banee” from Waheguru including JAPJI SAHIB. Understanding JAPJI SAHIB will provide a key to the rest of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. Thus, JAPJI SAHIB recitations and viakhia will be done throughout the country beginning from January 2019.
The ad-hoc committee will meet next week to plan out the programmes to be carried out in the run up to and including the Avtar Dihara.
Those who wish to contribute ideas as to what programmes can be organised to commemorate 550 years of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Avtar Dihara, are welcome to do so. Kindly forward your suggestions by email: email@example.com or by fax: 03-4043 5028 latest by 29th September 2018.
The Theme of the celebrations will be chosen from Gurbani and Sanggat would be informed in due course.
Malaysian Gurdwaras Council
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