Sri Anandpur Sahib, June 18: A magnificent display of horse riding and martial art skills such as "Gatka" by thousands of Nihangs marked the second day of the 350th foundation day function at Charan Ganga Stadium, here today. A sea of devotees were awestruck as the Nihang’s performed Gatka, centuries old Sikh martial art.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included Member of Parliament Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra, Rajya Sabha member S. Balwinder Singh Bhundar, Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee president Jathedar Avtar Singh, besides several others.
On the occasion, several Nihang Jathas from across the globe participated in the martial arts show. The martial arts show at Sri Anandpur Sahib is a regular feature.
Balwant Singh, a resident of Nangal said that he has been a regular on all such martial arts events at Charan Ganga Stadium. He said that whenever he witnesses Gatka, he goes back into 18th century and feels connected with the Sikh warriors.