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Year Long Celebration Announced For 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji

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New Delhi: World Punjabi Organisation (WPO) unveiled the plan for the year-long celebrations of the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji Vikramjit Singh Sahney, International President of the World Punjabi Organisation (WPO) unfolded the roadmap of the celebrations proposed to be held worldwide. 

Talking about the year ahead in which the world would witness one of its kinds of celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev Ji who has created millions of followers and transformed their lives with his message of brotherhood and speech, Mr Vikramjit Singh Sahney, International President of the World Punjabi Organisation said, “Events would be held all across the world including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, UK and USA. The Sikh Community Worldwide believes in the message of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and continues to spread the word of brotherhood. Guru Nanak Dev had unified all humankind with his message of love.” 

Celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s 550th birth anniversary will start from the neighbouring countries where Guru Nanak Dev during his lifetime had travelled and spread the message of love and peace. These include Nepal, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia etc. 

Vikramjit added, “Thematic conferences, Panel discussions and interactions, Documentaries, Exhibitions of paintings on the life of Guru Nanak Dev, Talks by Scholars, light and sound shows, Kirtans by Ragis from Amritsar will be some of the highlights of these events,” 

A film has been produced on various travels of Guru Nanak Dev, by  Amardeep Singh. He shared insights from his journey in the making of the film ‘Allegory’ – A Tapestry of Guru Nanak’s Travels. The film unfolds various spiritual and humanitarian aspects Guru Nanak’s life and emphasises on his principles. Amardeep talked about the touch points that came across his journey of making the film.

Vikrmajit said, “Guru Nanak Dev Ji was one of India’s greatest philosophers, teachers and social reformers. Born in an epoch when the Indian society was caste-riddled, Guru Nanak’s voice was an empowering call to unshackle the human mind of centuries of religious and political tyranny and for the creation of a new egalitarian order. World Punjabi Organisation is proud that Sr Amardeep Singh has produced this film which will be cherished by every Sikh and Non – Sikh who believes in the Guru’s principles.”

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