Delhi relaxes COVID-19 curbs on Guru Gobind Singh’s Jayanti, PM Modi also pays tributes

In the wake of Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti or Prakash Parv, the Delhi government has relaxed the weekend curfew to allowing devotees to visit gurudwaras on Sunday. Devotees will be allowed to visit gurudwaras on Prakash Parv while following the Covid-19 protocols.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended his greetings on the occasion of Guru Gobind Singh’s Jayanti, the birth anniversary of the 10th Sikh Guru, and said that the Guru’s life message gives strength to millions of people.

Taking to Twitter, the PM also shared photos from an earlier visit to Patna in Bihar.

The Prakash Parv of Guru Gobind Singh is being celebrated on 9 January this year. Born Gobind Rai at Patna Sahib in Bihar, Guru Gobind Singh was the 10th and last of Sikh gurus in human form. He was enthroned at the ‘Guru Gaddi’ at the age of nine, following the martyrdom of his father, the ninth Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji.

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) On Occasion of Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti has given relaxation to the devotees during the weekend curfew in Delhi, allowing them to offer prayers at Gurudwaras on Sunday.

DDMA also said that people must adhere to appropriate Covid norms such as thermal screening, social distancing, hygiene, wearing of masks, use of sanitizers, staggered timings and other protocols.

PM Modi tweeted “Greetings on the Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. His life and message give strength to millions of people. I will always cherish the fact that our Government got the opportunity to mark his 350th Parkash Utsav. Sharing some glimpses from my visit to Patna at that time,”.

The Delhi government has appealed to Gurudwara Management Committees to follow all the Covid-19 guidelines correctly. Notably, the authorities had allowed religious places to remain open in the city but visitors are not permitted amid a surge in Covid cases.

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