COVID19: APSCC appeals Sikh community to avoid public gatherings on Baisakhi

Srinagar: As the whole world is battling Coronavirus, the All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) has appealed the members of Sikh community to celebrate Baisakhi at their respective homes and avoid public gatherings.

In a statement, APSCC Chairman Jagmohan Singh Raina said time demands that people should follow social distancing and not carry out any celebration in the form of a congregation. Raina said that any congregation on the occasion of Baisakhi can lead to disaster in the society.

“The concerned authorities have already issued directions to maintain social distance and avoid public gatherings. Gurudwara Parbandhak Committees has also advised to refrain from crowding. We should pay attention to the directives and celebrate Baisakhi at our respective homes,” said Raina.

Extending greetings, the APSCC Chairman said that Baisakhi is celebrated to mark the creation of Khalsa adding that Sikhs should follow the footsteps of the revered Gurus. He said that Sikhs should be a model for the other people and that is the message for the community members in general.

Raina expressed the hope that Baisakhi brings out peace and happiness in the entire world. The other APSCC leaders who extended greetings include Ajit Singh Mastana, Principal Niranjan Singh, Kanwal Kashmiri, Devinder Singh, Sant Singh and others.

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