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Sikhs in Nagaland extend Vaisakhi greetings

By EMN Updated: Apr 12, 2020 11:14 pm

Dimapur, April 12 (EMN): The Sikh community in Dimapur has extended Vaisakhi greetings to the people of Nagaland, while assuring that they would contribute towards winning the battle against the dreaded novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

The Sikhs in Dimapur are celebrating Vaisakhi on April 13 “as the 321st birth anniversary of Sikh religion”, according to Harjinder PS Ahluwalia, former president of Dimapur Gurudwara Sahib.

“Vaisakhi not only marks the start of the Sikh New Year, but it is also a day to celebrate 1699 – the year when Sikhism was born as a collective faith. On this day five Sikhs were baptised by Guru Gobind Singh Ji with Amrit and they were ordered to keep the five articles of faith. They are: Kesh (uncut hair), Kangha (a wooden comb for the hair), Kara (an iron bracelet), Kachera (100% cotton tieable undergarment) and Kirpan (an iron dagger large enough to defend oneself),” the update read.

The Sikh community in the city also lauded Nagaland government for successfully stopping the coronavirus from entering the state so far.

“During the ongoing crisis, we can do our bit and practice the principles of Khalsa such as courage, bravery, kindness and patience so that together we win this battle,” the update added.

By EMN Updated: Apr 12, 2020 11:14:08 pm