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Celebrated 549th Parkash Utsav of SRI GURU NANAK DEV JI
On December 2, at Friendship Auditorium, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, Dec. 5, 2018 A.Gary Singh

Baldev Singh Johal, President, S. Ronk Singh Batha is one of the oldest members of the Gurudwara, Santokh Singh General Secretary and Harbhajan Singh Treasurer, along with the managing committee- Nirmal Singh Sehmbey, Baldjinder Singh Multani, Gurdev Singh, Gulbhag Singh, Amarjeet Singh and Sarbjit Singh Padda orgainized the the 549th Parkash Purab of Shri Guru Nanka Dev Ji which was being celebrated on December 02, 2018 at at Friendship Auditorium, Los Angeles.

Baldev Singh Johal, President (Right) introducing volunteers who are collecting Donations for the good cause

Kirtan Darbar Ragi Bhai Harjinder Singh Sant Anoop Singh, BhaiAjit Singh and most of the California Gurdwaras kirtan jathas were also present

NRI Dentist Dr. Amarjit Marwah (WHITE TURBAN) was honored by the Gurdwara Management with a lifetime achievement award for his work in dentistry and philanthropy.
Judy May Chu, democratic, Congresswoman for California's 27th district since 2009, said in her speech, “ this day is a reminder of the Sikh community’s commitment of highest standards of service, courage and consciousness.”

The Sikh festival marks the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak, who laid the foundation of Sikhism. Guru Nanak Jayanti, also called Guru Nanak's Prakash Utsav, is a reminder for the devotees to follow his teachings and devote their life in the selfless service of God.


Among Sikh community around the world, it is one of the most festival of the year. The festivals in the Sikh religion is celebrated around the birth anniversaries of their 10 Sikh Gurus....


Celebrations across the globe include langar, or free kitchen, a concept introduced by Guru Nanak where food is prepared, served and shared by volunteers.  The practice has remained an important tradition at all Gurudwara (Sikh Temples) throughout the world. 


The most famous teachings attributed to Guru Nanak are that there is only one God, and that all human beings can have direct access to God with no need of rituals or priests. His most radical social teachings denounced the caste system and taught that everyone is equal, regardless of caste or gender.