Masroor Qayoom | January 17, 2024Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Minga Sherpa, paid a visit to Gurudwara Chhati Padshahi in Baramulla, extending warm greetings to the Sikh community on the auspicious occasion of Prakash Purab, marking the 357th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.During the visit, the DC personally assessed the arrangements, receiving expressions of satisfaction from the Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee. Grateful for the efforts, the Committee conveyed their thanks to the Deputy Commissioner for the well-organized arrangements.Addressing the devotees, DC Minga Sherpa highlighted the profound contributions of Sri Guru Gobind Ji and the sacrifices made by the Sikh community in upholding the honor of the country. Describing the tenth Guru as a great warrior, spiritual leader, and prominent scholar, he emphasized Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s teachings on social equality, universal brotherhood, altruism, and social service.Extending warm wishes for the occasion, the DC expressed hope that the event would strengthen brotherhood, unity, and harmony, serving as a harbinger of peace, progress, and prosperity. He emphasized that the teachings of Sikh Gurus, including the principles of langar, sangat, and kirtan, act as unifying agencies.DC Sherpa stated that Guru Gobind Singh Ji envisioned a society beyond prevailing rituals, emphasizing social equality and recognizing the divine light in all beings. Highlighting the Guru’s role as a poet and philosopher, he mentioned the sublime poetic beauty of Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s works, later compiled into the ‘Dasm Granth.’During the visit, the DC also inspected stalls set up by various banks, aimed at disseminating vital information about employment generation and other livelihood-related schemes for the general public.