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Historic Khalsa march to mark celebration of Sirhind Fateh divas

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Fatehgarh Sahib, May 03, 2014
First Published: 23:56 IST(3/5/2014) | Last Updated: 23:57 IST(3/5/2014)

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has started preparations on a war footing here and at Chappar Chhirri to celebrate the Sirhind Fateh divas to commemorate the victory of Sikh General Baba Banda Singh Bahadur against the Mughal rulers in Sirhind.

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While talking to mediapersons here on Saturday, the SGPC interim committee member Karnail Singh Panjoli said that the celebrations would be held for  two days on May 13 and 14.

He said a historic Khalsa march would start at 9 am on May 13 from Gurdwara Chhappar Chhirri and would conclude at Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib after passing through Landran, Chunni, Badali Ala Singh, Mukarpur, Kotla Bijhara and Gurdwara Jyoti Sarup.

Panjoli said the Khalsa march would be flagged off by SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar and Jathedar Baba Balbir Singh of Buddha Dal, Baba Nihal Singh Harian Vela of Tarna Dal, chief of the Bhidichand community Jathedar Avtar Sngh Sursingh Wale, Damdami Taksal chief Baba Harnam Singh Dhumma, Baba Gulzar Singh of Karsevawale.

A large number of Nihangs would be participating in the historic event.

He further added that competitions of martial art gatka would also be organised on the intervening night of May 13 and 14 at Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib.

He said a meeting of the religio-social organisations and Shiromani Akali Dal has also been convened on May 5 to finalise the programmes.

He said that invitations had already been dispatched to religious and social organisations.

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