NSS Wing of Uttaranchal University celebrates Guru Tegh Bahadur’s 400th Prakash Parva

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The auspicious occasion of Guru Tegh Bahadur’s 400th Prakash Parva was celebrated on April 20, 2021. He was the 9th of the 10 Gurus that founded the Sikh religion. He was also considered to be the leader of Sikhs from 1665 until his demise in 1675. On this day, people pay respects to the religious leader. Uttaranchal University commemorated the 400th birth anniversary of Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji by organizing several activities such as Essay Writing Competitions, Lectures and Webinars to promote the life and teachings of Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, displaying the virtual posters of Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji among students and played short films on Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji under the aegis of its National Service Scheme (NSS) Unit. The program was formally inaugurated by the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof. Devendra Pathak.  The program was organized and accomplished by the student members and faculty members of the NSS Unit of Uttaranchal University.

Hon’ble Chancellor Mr. Jitender Joshi and Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Devendra Pathak commended the idea of organizing the event and encouraged the initiation of such events in future.

The event was organized by Dr. V.K. Srivastava, Coordinator-NSS Unit, Uttaranchal University and Head of Mathematics Department.

Prof. (Dr.) Ajay Singh (Principal- SALS) delivered an informative lecture on Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji at the beginning of the events. He informed that Guru Tegh Bahadur was born in Punjab in 1621 to the Guru Hargobind Sahib, the sixth Sikh guru. He was first named Tyaga Mal but later came to be known as Tegh Bahadur after participating in the war against the Mughals and showing bravery. Guru Tegh Bahadur is considered to be an honourable scholar and poet who greatly contributed to the Sri Guru Granth Sahib-the main holy book of Sikhism. 

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