Sikh Body Takes a Tough Stand: No Firecrackers This Gurpurab

The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee has decided to send out a strong message on pollution fight: there will be ...

 

Sikh body takes a tough stand: No firecrackers this Gurpurab

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Nov 8, 2016: NEW DELHI: The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee has decided to send out a strong message on pollution fight: there will be no firecracker celebrations this Gurpurab. The DSGMC has appealed to Sikhs in and around Delhi not to burst crackers on November 14. Gurpurab marks the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

Reaching out to people, the DSGMC distributed pollution masks for free at Bangla Saheb near Connaught Place and Sisganj in Chandni Chowk on Monday.

DSGMC president Manjeet Singh GK told TOI: "We have decided not to burn any firecrackers this year on Gurpurab, which for Sikhs is akin to Diwali. The decision will be conveyed to all 700 Singh Sabhas who will, in turn, spread the message to gurdwaras in Delhi."

Singh said the idea was to spread awareness about the need to celebrate festivals in an environment-friendly way. While DSGMC has no power to impose any kind of ban, Singh hoped that the Sikh community would refrain from bursting crackers.

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