Prakash Divas Observed in Haflong

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Suroj Barman
HAFLONG, Nov 25: In conjunction with the Prakash Utsav also the celebration of 549th year of Sikhism and to install Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Haflong today organized a day long program,

The day long program started with morning Nagar Kirtan (rally) taken out from Gurudwara, Haflong in the main street of the Haflong. Later, a meeting was held which was graced by the 16 (ST) Haflong MLA B.B Hagjer along with Chairman Haflong Town Committee Anil Kr Daulagupu, NCHAC Dy Chairman Him Bh. Chetri, Addl. Dy Commissioner Vikram Dev Sharma, President All Apex Body Committee Kailen Daulagupu, 22 sector Assam Rifles Dy C/O Hardesh Kumar and Om Dutt Sharma apart from members of Lanka Gurudwara committee Gurmeet Singh, Nar Singh and Baljit Singh who were felicitated with “Saropa” the highest honour of Sikh.

Dr. Nirmal Singh of Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Haflong gave the welcome speech highlighting the celebration of the “Prakash Utsav”. He also gave insight of the establishment of the Gurudwara in the year 2000 and on history of Sikhs living in the dist since the post independence.

MLA Hagjer addressing the gathering briefed on history of the Sikhs in the district with least population in the post independence which till today left a souvenir i.e. “Limit Bungalow” (known as NCHAC Guest House today) and others. Further Hagjer said that Sikh community has always been contributing in the society in the field of humanity and easily assimilated with any community both in India and other part of the world such as Canada, Australia to mention few. He also wishes his gratitude to the sikh community and prayed for their success in every sectors.

Speaking on the occasion All Apex Body President Kailen Daulagupu put forward the Sikh community to be a part in the All Apex Body Coordination of Dima Hasao dist.

The Gurudwara committee also submitted a memorandum to MLA BB Hagjer urging for common community facility centre for education and for skill development in the existing structure and for financial assistance for a common community facility centre infrastructure in view to serve the community in general with education, skill development training and to create self employment among other under various scheme.

On the day Guru Ka Langar (free kitchen) was also served to the devotees where hundreds of people from all community including personal from 22 Sector HQ and 43 Assam Rifle were present on the occasion.