Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday greeted Punjabis across the world on the sacred occasion of the Sajna Divas of the ‘Khalsa Panth’ and ‘Baisakhi’, which symbolizes the spirit of Punjab, Punjabi & Punjabiat.
In a message on the eve of Baisakhi, Captain Amarinder Singh reminded the people of the centuries-old rich cultural heritage of Punjab, and exhorted them to uphold those traditions.
He recalled that on this auspicious day in 1699, Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji, the Tenth Guru of the Sikhs, created the ‘Order of Khalsa’ at the holy city of Sri Anandpur Sahib by baptizing ‘Panj Pyaras (beloved ones) belonging to different castes.
The establishment of the Khalsa Panth marked the creation of an egalitarian society, while preaching the wisdom of compassion for mankind, along with communal harmony, he said.
Captain Amarinder Singh said that this festival also marks the onset of the harvest season and the ripening of crops.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister called upon the people to celebrate this historic festival in a spirit of brotherhood but with strict adherence to the Covid-19 safety norms as this is a different Baisakhi.
“Let us pray to Akalpurkh to keep us, and our Punjab, in the Charhdi Kala, to keep us safe and happy always,” urged the Chief Minister.