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Kartarpur Corridor: Only 700 pilgrims cross over to Kartarpur despite fee waiver on Parkash Purb

By Anil Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2019 11:32 PM IST
Also, maximum number of pilgrims in a day was doubled to 10,000 on the occasion; most of devotees visiting Dera Baba Nanak confused over passport requirement, online registration
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550th Parkash Purb: 20 lakh pilgrims pay obeisance at Gurdwara Ber Sahib in 9 days

By Jatinder Mahal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Sultanpur Lodhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2019 10:52 PM IST
According to the local administration, around 1.5 lakh pilgrims have been visiting the historical city daily while the figures on Saturday and Sunday go as high as 3 lakh
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Birmingham City University is the second university in UK to mark the Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary.(HT Photo)
Birmingham City University is the second university in UK to mark the Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary.(HT Photo)

UK varsity to host ‘langar on campus’ to mark 550th Parkash Purb

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London, London
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 05:27 AM IST
It is the second university in Birmingham to mark the anniversary, after Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri last week delivered a lecture at the University of Birmingham and announced the setting up of Guru Nanak Chair with initial funding from the Indian government.
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550th Parkash Purb: Two more trains to halt in Ludhiana

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON NOV 06, 2019 11:00 PM IST
Last month, the Northern Railways had announced 14 special trains, for devotees who want to spend the eve of Parkash Purb at Sultanpur Lodhi
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550th Parkash Purb: Women camping in Sultanpur Lodhi to serve langar to devotees

By Gagandeep Jassowal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Sultanpur Lodhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 04, 2019 10:12 PM IST
Women from nearby areas are offering sewa (service) from morning till late evening.
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All-party meeting resolves to celebrate Parkash Purb jointly

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 06:08 AM IST
SAD, BJP NOT PRESENT Govt to invite leaders of all political parties, both state and central, for Nov 12 event at Sultanpur Lodhi; speeches to be restricted to propagating Guru’s philosophy and life
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A help desk at the Ludhiana railway station to guide passengers during the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak.(HT PHOTO)
A help desk at the Ludhiana railway station to guide passengers during the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak.(HT PHOTO)

550th Parkash Purb:Railways to deploy 600 employees at Sultanpur Lodhi railway station

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2019 10:37 PM IST
Around 60 to 70 employees, including 30 ticket examiners and ticket booking staff, 10 coolies and 10 RPF personnel, will be from Ludhiana station
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(From left to right) Descendants of Bhai Mardana , Mohammad Sarfraz, Naeem Tahir and Mohammad Hussain, who have been invited by the SGPC to participate in Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary celebrations in India.(HT Photo)
(From left to right) Descendants of Bhai Mardana , Mohammad Sarfraz, Naeem Tahir and Mohammad Hussain, who have been invited by the SGPC to participate in Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary celebrations in India.(HT Photo)

Bhai Mardana’s descendants in Pakistan keen to take part in Parkash Purb, still awaiting visa

By Gagandeep Singh | Hindustan Times, Jalandhar, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 01:18 PM IST
A kirtan jatha of three people—Mohammad Hussain, his son Mohammad Sarfraz and his brother Naeem Tahir—have been invitated by the SGPC, Amritsar to be part of Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary celebrations in India.
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550th Parkash Purb: SGPC to dedicate first event to Bhai Mardana

By Gagandeep Jassowal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Sultanpur Lodhi
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2019 11:09 PM IST
Artists will play various string instruments, including rabab, during the nagar kirtan that will be taken out from Kapurthala village to Sultanpur Lodhi on Nov 1
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Parkash Purb: Canada to name street after Guru Nanak

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Muktsar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2019 10:25 PM IST
Regional councillor Gurpreet Singh Dhillon and city councillor Harkirat Singh moved the motion to rename the section of Peter Robertson Boulevard between Dixie Road and Great Lakes Road as ‘Guru Nanak Street’ or ‘Guru Nanak Road’.
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550th Parkash Purb: Rlys to put up details chart of 14 trains at major stations

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 10:38 PM IST
Apart from highlighting details of special trains, the chart also gives info of 16 other passenger, mail and express trains
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550th Parkash Purb: High priests to take final call on joint celebrations

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 21, 2019 12:15 AM IST
In the meeting, the high priests may also contemplate relieving Sikhs, who were either excommunicated or announced ‘tankhaiya’
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Parkash Purb: 500 cusecs water to be released into Kali Bein for holy ‘ishnaan’: Channi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Sultanpur Lodhi, Sultanpur Lodhi
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2019 10:35 PM IST
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Two state cabinet ministers — Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa (jails and cooperation) and Charanjit Singh Channi (technical educational & industrial training) who are representing the government in the coordination committee formed by the Akal Takht for the joint event — on Tuesday morning met acting Akal Takht jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh and handed him over a letter of Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh in a sealed envelope.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Two state cabinet ministers — Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa (jails and cooperation) and Charanjit Singh Channi (technical educational & industrial training) who are representing the government in the coordination committee formed by the Akal Takht for the joint event — on Tuesday morning met acting Akal Takht jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh and handed him over a letter of Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh in a sealed envelope.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

550th Parkash Purb celebrations: State govt puts ball in Takht jathedar’s court on joint event

By Anil Sharma | Hindustan Times, Amritsar, Amritsar
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 07:37 AM IST
Ministers Randhawa and Channi meet Giani Harpreet Singh, offer govt’s ‘pandal’ for holding main events in Sultanpur Lodhi
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550th Parkash Purb: Sultanpur Lodhi admn seeks official deployment plan by Oct 9

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Sultanpur Lodhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 07, 2019 06:30 AM IST
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(From left) SAD leadersJagir Kaur and Tota Singh, SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal and Punjab minister Charanjit Singh Channi at the press conference after the coordination committee meeting in Amritsar, Friday, October 4, 2019.(HT Photo)
(From left) SAD leadersJagir Kaur and Tota Singh, SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal and Punjab minister Charanjit Singh Channi at the press conference after the coordination committee meeting in Amritsar, Friday, October 4, 2019.(HT Photo)

550th Parkash Purb: Fresh round of govt-SGPC talks on joint venue fail

By Surjit Singh | Hindustan Times, Amritsar, Amritsar
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 11:10 AM IST
Both the Punjab government and the SGPC are sticking to their guns over organising the main function at their own venues.
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