Chandigarh: Punjab has geared up to observe 400th Prakash Purb celebrations of Ninth Sikh Guru Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib on May 1.
Amidst the unprecedented Covid pandemic, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh would virtually join the people in offering ‘Ardas’ from his residence on the auspicious occasion.
Divulging details of the day-long programme on this historic occasion, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that the Gurpurab celebrations would begin from the residence of Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Charanjit Singh Channi at Morinda from 11 am with Gurmat Sangeet by Bhai Gurmeet Singh Shant followed by Path Sri Anand Sahib, Ardas for ‘Sarbat Da Bhala and Hukamnama at the residence of the Chief Minister at 11:45 am.
Pointing out further, the spokesperson said that the Tourism Minister would deliver the welcome address on this momentous occasion from his residence at 12:05 pm to be followed by the Chief Minister’s address at 12:10 pm.
Thereafter, the live telecast of special Gurbani Kirtan/Gurmat Sangeet program on various TV channels/digital platforms would begin with Gurmat Sangeet by Bhai Gurmeet Singh Shant live on official facebook and youtube channels of Punjab Government besides Spokesman Tv from 11 am-11:45 am, Bhai Manjit Singh Shant live on ANB News from 12:35 pm to 1:30 pm and Dr. Nivedita Uppal on Chardikala Time Tv from 4:30 am to 5:30 pm.
The Kirtan by Bhai Gagandeep Singh Ganganagar Wale would be live on Pro Punjab Tv from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm, Bhai Sukhjinder Singh on Living India from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm, Bhai Arvinder Singh Noor on Shraddha MH-ONE from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Bhai Tar Balbir Singh on News 18 Punjab/Haryana/Himachal from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm and Bhai Balwant Singh Namdhari on JK24X7 from 6:30 pm to 7.30 pm.
The executive committee led by Chief Minister set up to oversee the historic celebrations had already decided on April 23 to hold virtual celebrations to commence the historic 400th Prakash Purb of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib amid the uncertain situation resulting from the continuous surge in Covid cases.
The Chief Minister had also appealed to the people to watch the events on TV and offer ‘Ardas for ‘Sarbat Da Bhala’ from their homes and avoid congregating at the religious places in view of the crisis situation. (PR)