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Punjab CM greets people on Baisakhi

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal felicitate the people of Punjab on the auspicious occasion of Baisakhi, symbolising the spirit of Punjab, Punjabi and Punjabiat.

india Updated: Apr 13, 2008 19:24 IST

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal felicitate the people of Punjab on the auspicious occasion of Baisakhi, symbolising the spirit of Punjab, Punjabi and Punjabiat.

In a message on the eve of Baisakhi, he reminded the people of our centuries old glorious past and said that on this sacred day in 1699 Sri Guru Gobind Singh - the Tenth Master of the Sikhs created 'Order of Khalsa' at the holy city of Sri Anandpur Sahib by baptizing 'Panj Pyaras (beloved ones) belonging to different regions and religions thereby carving out a casteless society and preaching the gospels of love and compassion for mankind, universal brotherhood and communal harmony.

The Chief Minister also said that this festival marks the beginning of the harvest season and ripening of Rabi crops.

The farmers of the state gather the fruits of toil and rejoice over their prosperous future.

On the occasion, Badal called upon the people to celebrate this joyous festival in unison with traditional fervour and gaiety to strengthen the secular and social fabric of our country.