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Baisakhi Mela sans conferences this year 15 Apr 2014 | 1:46 pm
Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda, Punjab: “Mele de tin kamm pakke, dhup, dhud te dhakke.” (A fair has three things to offer for sure — sunlight, dust and jostling). This is what exactly the Baisakhi Mela at Takht Damdama Sahib witnessed today where a sea of humanity turned up to pay obeisance at the Talwandi Sabo Gurdwara and to participate in the colourful festival.
Following restrictions imposed by the Election Commission on holding of political conferences at Takht Damdama Sahib, the festival turned out to be a purely religious affair this time. Roadside toy-sellers, eating joints, langar (community kitchen) and loud music playing religious...
‘Remains’ of 1857 martyrs immersed in Ravi 15 Apr 2014 | 1:36 pm
Amritsar, Punjab: After remaining unceremoniously buried for 157 years in a well in Ajnala where their bodies were dumped by the British, the Gurudwara Shaheed Gunj Management Committee (GSGMC) on Sunday immersed the mud stained with their blood and some of the remains of martyrs of Kalianwala Khuh in the Ravi river, the spot where around 150 of their injured colleagues of the 26th Native Infantry Regiment died after drowning in 1857.
Around four trolleys of mud stained with the martyrs’ blood were immersed in the river on Sunday in a ceremony led by GSGMC office bearers and members and attended by...
‘Cong, BJP hurting ’84 victims’ sentiments’ 15 Apr 2014 | 1:36 pm
Sangrur, Punjab: Aam Aadmi Party convener and former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on the last day of his three-day Punjab visit has slammed the BJP-led NDA and Congress-led UPA successive governments at the centre for playing with the sentiments of 1984 Sikh genocide victims and their failure to take measures to do justice with them.
Kejriwal, who was addressing a big gathering in support of AAP candidate Bhagwant Mann here on Sunday, said: “During their regimes since 1984, neither the Congress nor the BJP took any step to ensure justice for the Sikh riot victims, but the AAP government in Delhi,...
HAPPY VAISAKHI FROM TOM MULCAIR LEADER OF CANADA’S OFFICIAL OPPOSITION AND NDP 15 Apr 2014 | 1:33 pm
Ontario, Canada: Official Opposition leader Tom Mulcair (Outremont) sends the following video greetings on the 315th celebration of Vaisakhi to all celebrating on this joyous and festive occasion:
As many Canadians gather to celebrate throughout this month, New Democrats join you in renewing our commitments to the principles Kirt Karna, Vand Shukna and Seva.
Once again, from our NDP family to yours, have a wonderful Vaisakhi!
Subh Noo Vaisakhi Dee Lakh Lakh Vadhaiyee Hove Ji.
Giani Zail Singh’s daughter downplays her joining SAD 15 Apr 2014 | 1:28 pm
Bathinda, Punjab: Though deputy chief minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal welcomed Joginder Kaur, 75, daughter of former President of India Giani Zail Singh into the party fold amid much fanfare, yet the latter downplayed the development saying she was here to bless Sukhbir Singh Badal and former district Congress president Anil Bhola and others, who joined the SAD on Monday.
Sukhbir announced from the stage that Kaur had also joined the SAD, which would further help the party in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
However, downplaying the announcement, Kaur said, after the function, that she had come here to...
City marks Baisakhi but forgets history 15 Apr 2014 | 1:14 pm
Ludhiana, Punjab: Although most city-based NGOs, clubs and even local political parties busy in campaigning came forward to mark the traditional festival of Baisakhi by throwing parties, they forgot to remember the tragic Jallianwala Bagh tragedy that took place on April 13, 1919 at Amritsar.
“Every Baisakhi, I note that most citizens, including political leaders who lead the nation, forget to remember the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. It is actually a matter of shame to ignore the history,” said city-based Punjabi writer Kulwinder Kaur Minhas, adding that, “It is true that India is a land of festivals and fairs, but if we ask...
Harmandir Sahib Hukumnama : Wed 16 April, 2014
Gather in and cherish forever the wealth of the Lords Name, deep within; He cherishes and nurtures all beings and creatures. They alone obtain the treasure of Liberation, who are lovingly imbued with, and focused on the Lords Name. || 1 || Serving the Guru, one obtains the wealth of the Lords Name. He is illumined and enlightened within, and he meditates on the Lords Name. || Pause || This love for the Lord is like the love of the bride for her husband. God ravishes and enjoys the soul-bride who is adorned with peace and tranquility. No one finds God through egotism. Wandering away from the Primal Lord, the root of all, one wastes his life in vain. || 2 || Tranquility, celestial peace, pleasure and the Word of His Bani come from the Guru. True is that service, which leads one to merge in the Naam. Blessed with the Word of the Shabad, he meditates forever on the Lord, the Beloved. Through the True Name, glorious greatness is obtained. || 3 || The Creator Himself abides throughout the ages. If He casts His Glance of Grace, then we meet Him. Through the Word of Gurbani, the Lord comes to dwell in the mind. O Nanak, God unites with Himself those who are imbued with Truth. || 4 || 3 ||