MGC statement on 550th Parkash Divas of Guru Nanak


550th Parkash Divas of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji


The Malaysian Gurdwaras Council with the strong support of Gurdwaras is organising programmes in conjunction with the 550 Years Parkash Divas of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji which falls on 12th November 2019. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is the founder of Sikhism. Guru Ji had planted the seeds of Sikhi which were then nurtured by the 8 Gurus that followed culminating in Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji completing the Sikhi mission by creating the Khalsa Panth in 1699 by administering Khande De Pahul Da Amrit.

The following programmes have been carried out or will be carried out beginning on 23/11/2018 and ending on 12/11/2019:

1. The 550 years Parkash Divas of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Semagam was launched at the National level at Gurdwara sahib Subang, Petaling Jaya and at the same time in most Gurdwaras in Malaysia at 11.00 AM nationwide where all the congregation recited JAPJI SAHIB DA PAATH before doing the Arambhta ARDAS. The THEME for the One Year celebration beginning 23/11/2018 is:

[Satgur Nanak Pergetiya Mitee Dhund Jag Chanan Hoa]
– Banee Bhai Gurdas Ji.

2. JAPJI SAHIB Viakhia classes were launched in about 40 Gurdwaras from middle December 2018. These Viakhia classes were successfully completed by end of June 2019. There was tremendous response from Sanggat for this “Dhur Ki Banee” JAPJI SAHIB classes and to understand the message of enlightenment contained in it.

3. Due to many requests from Sanggat, the JAPJI SAHIB Viakhia classes were then continued as Gurbani Viakhia classes. The 2nd phase was launched in the 2nd week of August 2019 covering Ang 8 to 13 of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, topics being “SO DAR, SO PURKH, SOHILA”. This Gurbani classes are ongoing now and are expected to be completed by November 2019.

4. Grand Semagam from 7/11/2019 to 10/11/2019.

In conjunction with the 550 years Parkash Divas of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji a grand Semagam is being organised jointly by MGC and Tatt Khalsa Dewan Selangor with support of all Gurdwaras from 7/11/2019 to 10/11/2019. The venue for the programme is GURU NANAK DARBAR, TATT KHALSA DIWAN SELANGOR.

Renowned Raagi Jathas from India are being specifically being brought in for this final programme. All Sanggat must make every effort to attend this Grand Finale Semagam.


President, Malaysian Gurdwaras Council (MGC)



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