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‘Green procession’ marks 6th Sikh guru’s birth anniversary in Ludhiana

To make people aware about the threats of climate change and the deterioration of the environment, EcoSikh, a US-based organisation, along with the Gurdwara Chevin Patshahi Management Committee, held a religious procession and marked the birth anniversary of sixth Sikh Guru Har Gobind on Sunday.

punjab Updated: Jun 20, 2016 14:41 IST
Tarsem Singh Deogan
A religious procession taken out to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sikh Guru Har Gobind in Ludhiana on Sunday.
A religious procession taken out to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sikh Guru Har Gobind in Ludhiana on Sunday.(HT Photo)

To make people aware about the threats of climate change and the deterioration of the environment, EcoSikh, a US-based organisation, along with the Gurdwara Chevin Patshahi Management Committee, held a religious procession and marked the birth anniversary of sixth Sikh Guru Har Gobind on Sunday.

The volunteers cleaned road and collected litter from all the areas where the procession passed.

The procession started from Gurdwara Chevin Patshahi and crossed through Khud Mohalla, Rarri Mohalla, Division Number 3, Baba Than Singh Chowk and Ram Nagar. To spread a message on keeping surrounding clean and green, a team of over 25 youngsters wearing green ribbons, gloves, and carrying biodegradable bags were seen cleaning the road.

A langar (community kitchen) was also arranged for devotees at different stalls on the way, and the EcoSikh volunteers kept cleaning the entire area by picking up all disposables and leftovers. Harminder Singh Sethi, Chevin Patshahi gurdwara chief, said emphasis was given on using reusable glasses and containers. “The event clearly sent a message to discard non-biodegradable disposable items during such religious events,” said a local resident.