By Ramesh K Dhiman : The supreme sacrifices made by the Sikh Gurus stand out in the annals of country’s rich history replete with uncanny acts of heroism and chivalry. The historic three-day annual Jor Mela, held to commemorate the rare fetes of fortitude and valour of Baba Zorawar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh, sons of the 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh and Mata Gujri, went off to a solemn start at Gurudwara Jyoti Sarup in Fatehgarh Sahib district of Punjab here today (December 27) with a great religious fervor. “Akhand path’ was performed on the occasion to lend religious hew to the historic event.
A reliable source in the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) revealed that an exhibition of rare pictures and books depicting the rich and rare cultural heritage of the Sikhs and the significant contribution made by them would be held on the occasion. The source further informed that students of various educational institutes run under the aegis of the SGPC, would stage theme plays and take part in ‘kavi durbars’ (poetic symposia) during the three-day festivity.
Devotees in large numbers from home and abroad had started thronging the mela venue to be in attendance of the commemorative event. A ‘nagar kirtan’ would also be organized on Sunday (December 28) which would pass through parts of the city, before finally culminating at Gurudwara Jyoti Sarup.
While inaugurating a ‘kavi durbar’ on the penultimate day (December 26) organized by the Languages Department, Punjab, Fatehgarh Sahib Deputy Commissioner Kamal Deep Singh Sangha said the supreme sacrifices made the chivalrous sons of the saint-soldier Guru will remain unparallel in the annals of the country’s history. The administration had made elaborate security arrangements to pre-empt chances any untoward incident.