Some 40 gurdwaras have indicated that they would conduct the congregational reading of Japji Sahib to kick start the year-long celebration of Guru Nanak’s 550 birth next year.
It is part of the run-up to the Grand Celebrations of 550th Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Parkash Purab next year led by the Malaysian Gurdwaras Council (MGC).
The official launch of the event was marked with a speech by former Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti at Gurdwara Sahib Subang Jaya today (23 Nov 2018). It was followed by kirtan and congregational reading of Japji Sahib at 11.30am.
Gurdwaras celebrating on the 25 November have been encouraged to recite the congregational Japji Sahib Ji.
“We have drawn up a year-long events to celebrate the 550th parkash dehara in a major way next way. One of the programmes lined-up is viakhiaa (discourse) of Japji Sahib by trained lecturer whom we will invite from Punjab,” Jagir told Asia Samachar. “The idea is to not merely read the bani to understand the gian that Guru Nanak bestowed upon us via this bani (scripture).”
The year-long programme is supported by Khalsa Diwan Malaysia (KDM), Tatt Khalsa Diwan Malaysia and Sant Sohan Singh Memorial Society Malaysia.
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