Sikhs celebrate Vaisakhi festival with colourful procession through Huddersfield

Vaisakhi celebrations from today

Vaisakhi celebrations from today

Telangana Sikhs on Saturday celebrated it with gaiety and devotion under one umbrella at the Gurudwara Saheb Ameerpet.

President of Prabhandak Committee of Gurudwara Saheb, Ameerpet, S. Bhagender Singh, and general secretary S. Surender Singh said Khalsa Saajna Divas, which falls on April 14, a "Vishaal Deewan" (mass congregation), main attraction of the celebrations, would be organised at Sri Guru Gobind Singhji playgrounds at Ameerpet from 11 a.m.to 4 p.m.in which Sikh devotees and people of other faiths would converge. The event will be marked by recitations of Gurubani Keertans by the reputed Ragi Jathas, who will come from various parts of the country. Bhai Amarjeet Singh Taan from US and Bhai Jeevan Singhji Khalsa from Punjab will recite shabad keertansand kathaswith others. The preachers called upon the devotees to follow the teachings of Guru Granth Sahibji which stands for national integration, communal harmony, brotherhood and peace to the whole humanity.

The celebrations include Amrit Sanchaar on April 13, Vishaal Deewan and Nagar Keertan on April 14 and Rein Sabai Keertan Darbar on April 15, according to a press release issued here on Thursday.

The procession featured decorated floats and Sikhs in traditional dress.

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