In conjunction with the 549th Prakash purab of Guru Nanak, Wadda Gurdwara Sahib Penang organised a Nagar Kirtan Shabad Chaunki on Saturday (17 November 2018).
The central part of the procession was the singing of Shabad. They did not take along Sri Guru Granth Sahib as done in some nagar kirtans.
The objective of the Shabad Chaunki was to promote world peace. The participants covered a distance of two and half kilometres over two hours while singing kirtan.
At the same time, a team from Basic of Sikhi UK (M) was around to promote Sikhi awareness to the public. A group called Turbanators tied beautiful and colourful turbans for those interested.
Penang State Government exco and state assemblyman Jagdeep Singh Deo joined the procession. Also present were fellow state assemblymen Ram Karpal Singh, RSN Rayer, Teh Lai Heng and councillor Harvinder Singh.
Sikhs from neighbouring Kulim, Sungai Petani, Ipoh, Butterworth and Penang island had also joined in.
Prior to the Nagar Kirtan, WGS Penang and the Sikh Sangat had organised Vand Shakna Project – feeding the hungry and homeless, as per teaching of Sri Guru Nanak. They served food in the gurdwara and also packed food to be served for people in the streets.
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