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Jor Mela concludes with nagar kirtan

Fatehgarh Sahib : The three-day annual Shaheedi Jor Mela, held in the memory of Guru Gobind Singh’s sons, concluded here today with religious ceremonies.
A “nagar kirtan” was taken out from Fatehgarh Sahib Gurdwara to Jyoti Swarup Sahib Gurdwara. The Panj Piaras led the nagar kirtan. School bands, gatka parties, Nihangs, Kirtani Jathas, Sukhmani Sahib Sewa Societies and various social, religious and political leaders accompanied the nagar kirtan. The main attraction was the traditional martial arts “gatka” displayed by Nihangs and gatka teams. Lakhs of devotees participated in the nagar kirtan and it covered a distance of 2 km in four hours. A palanquin carrying Guru Granth Sahib was placed on a decorated four-wheeler. Giani Raghbir Singh, acting Jathedar of Takht Keshgarh Sahib, performed the concluding “ardas” at Gurdwara Jyoti Swarup Sahib. In his message to the “Sikh Quam”, Giani Jagtar Singh, Head Granthi of Harmandir Sahib, called upon the Sikhs to follow the teachings of the Gurus. He advised organisers of community kitchens to serve simple food instead of dishes. He called upon the Sikhs to wage a war against drug abuse and female foeticide.

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