Punjab

Father holds mega eye checkup camp on 500 years, son making 550 Gurpurab a memorable event

Father holds mega eye checkup camp on 500 years, son making 550 Gurpurab a memorable event

KI Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Sultanpur Lodhi

To mark the 550th Prakash Purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday dedicated a slew of projects in Sultanpur Lodhi, worth around Rs. 96 crores, to the people of Punjab.

Addressing the gathering, Captain Amarinder recalled that his father had organised a mega eye check camp in the memory of the first Sikh guru 50 years ago, and now he was personally blessed to commemorate such a momentous event. He said that Sikhism, which was born a few centuries ago, had made unprecedented contribution in different fields across the globe.He was associated with a number of activities, including chairmanship of the committee to celebrate the 500th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

Father holds mega eye checkup camp on 500 years, son making 550 Gurpurab a memorable event-Photo courtesy-Internet
Maharaja Yadvinder Singh-Photo courtesy-Internet

Digitally inaugurating these projects at a public gathering here, Captain Amarinder Singh termed them as a humble contribution of his Government to commemorate the 550th Prakash Purb celebrations of the first Sikh Guru at Sultanpur Lodhi, where he spent over 18 years of his life and attained enlightenment.

These projects would further ensure the holistic development of the holy city, besides facilitating millions of devotees expected to arrive from across the globe to pay their obeisance on this sacred occasion, said the Chief Minister, who also reviewed the arrangements for the mega celebrations scheduled at Sultanpur Lodhi on the historic occasion.

Father holds mega eye checkup camp on 500 years, son making 550 Gurpurab a memorable event-Photo courtesy-Internet
Capt Amarinder Singh-Photo courtesy-Internet

The Chief Minister called upon the people to light a Diya at their homes in the evening  as a humble tribute to Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji, whose 550th Prakash Purb’s main event would be held at Sultanpur Lodhi on November 12.

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