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Bradford's Sikh community celebrates birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Ji in online event

Bradford's Sikh community celebrates birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Ji in online event

Bradford's Sikh community celebrates birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Ji in online event
Baldev Singh Chaggar | image - thetelegraphandargus

BRADFORD'S Sikh community celebrated the 354th birthday of the tenth and last living Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj, in a virtual event on 20 January.

The auspicious day usually sees the Sikh community meeting at the gurdwara, although things were different this year amid Covid-19.

Guru Gobind Singh Ji is celebrated as a figure who fought injustice and was a gifted writer. Before his death in 1708, he declared the Guru Granth Sahib, Sikhism's holy scripture, to be the permanent Sikh Guru.

Baldev Singh Chaggar (pictured), a member of the Sikh community and also of Norwood House Nursing Home in Keighley, said: "This is an important celebration. It's hard for all religions now because everything is online, but we have to do whatever necessary to keep everyone safe.

"But the Zoom meeting went well and it was a good event."

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