By Pardeep Luthra, Batala Sep 4:- Lakhs of devotees from all walks of life took part in the 524 th marriage anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, first Guru of Sikhism, which was celebrated with heavy enthusiasm and traditional fervor in this industirial and historic town today.
A marriage procession was started auspices of Guru Granth Sahib and led by Panj Piaras(five beloved) from Gurdwara Dehra Sahib, where Guru Nanak Dev ji was stayed along with baratis, in his marriage and terminated at Gurdwara Kandh Sahib, where marriage was solemnized after passing through, Lov –Kush chowk, Maharaja Jassa Singh Hall, Smadh Road ,Hansali bridge , Kahnuwan Road, Simble chowk, Guru Nanak Nagar, Gandhi Chowk, Loha Mandi, Lakkar Mandi, City Road, Gurdwara Satkartarian, Nehru Gate and Ohri Gate. The devotee from different parts of the country and abroad participated in the marriage anniversary. Earlier, barat of Guru Nanak Dev ji was arrived here from Sultanpur Lodhi in Kapurthala district late night. A show of firework was present during the arrival of the barat in view to welcome the barat.Earlier the bhogs of 101 series of Akahnd Path which was started three days ago, were performed admits chanting of Gurbani this morning.
The devotees showered pellets on the Guru Granth which was placed in a beautiful palanquin and devotees were singing shabad on the way of procession. The town was decorated tastefully. The devotee were shouting the slogans of Bole So Nihaal- Sat Sri Akal all over the town while Gatka
parties were performing their skill during the procession. A police party led by SSP Batala Gurkirpal Singh presented a warm welcome while presenting salute to the marriage procession outside the police headquarters here.
The representatives of various social, religious , non government organizations and political parties also took part in the procession .Those who took part including Giani Gurdbachan Singh, Head of Sri Akal Takht , Agriculture minister Sucha Singh Langah, education and Language minister Sewa Singh Sekhwan, MLA Jagdish Sahni and former state minister and Vice President Pardesh Congress Ashwani Sekhri.
Police has made elaborate security arrangement to prevent any un toward incident and to maintain law and order situation as police contingents from Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Amritsar,Pathankot and Tarn Taran district were deployed in the town besides, district police.
Community Kitchen were organized at each and every locality and on the way of marriage procession.