Amritsar Train Tragedy: SGPC Cancels Firework on Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji’s Birthday

Condoling the unfortunate death of 61 people in a train accident on October 19 in Amritsar, the SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal has said that no firework will be done on the birthday of Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji this year. According to the amended Nanakshahi calendar adopted by the SGPC, the 484th birthday of fourth Sikh master Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji will be celebrated on October 26 this year. Replying to a query about the possibility of appointing Bhai Rajoana as a Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Sahib, Longowal said that the SGPC will deliberate upon the appointment of the new Akal Takht Jathedar during its executive meeting on October 22. Meanwhile, it is learned that the SGPC today laid Sri Akhand Path Sahib at Gurdwara Diwan Hall Sri Manji Sahib for the spiritual peace of the victims of Amritsar train tragedy.