Harjit Singh Dhesi DALLAS (TIP): Sikhs in Dallas area celebrated with fervor and zeal the birth anniversary of their Tenth Master, Guru Gobind Singh who had created Khalsa in 1699. At the Gurdwara Sikh Temple, as the tradition is, a 48 hour long recitation of the Holy Scripture, Sri Guru Granth Sahib was done before the final celebrations. on Sunday, January 5. A large number of devotees visited the Gurdwara during the recitation period from Friday to Sunday, Service is a cardinal principle of Sikhism.
Keeping it in view, Joga Singh Sandhu and family performed the service of Nishan Sahib and Chola while langar seva was taken upon by the congregation. The Bards sang the divine hymns and some others spoke at length about the life and teachings of Guru Gobind Singh and about the principles of the Sikh religion. Similarly, at Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Richardson, Sikhs celebrated the Guru’s birth anniversary with great enthusiasm. Principal Baljit Singh spoke about the tragedies involving the lives of the Sahibzadas and about Guru Gobind Singh’s relentless fight against injustice and tyranny.
He said the Guru sacrificed for his Sikhs even his family and exhorted the followers of faith to follow the path of righteousness and sacrifice shown by Guru Gobind Singh Ji. In other Gurdwaras in Dallas also similar celebrations took place. In Gurdwara Euless, Gurdwara Akal Jot, Garland and at Gurdwara Niskam Seva, Irving , Sikhs gathered to celebrate the birth anniversary of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
Gurdwara Sikh Temple, Garland