It gives me immense pleasure to wish all, especially my Sikh brothers, sister and their families, on the auspicious occasion of Baisakhi. It is an occasion to celebrate faith, history and tradition. It was on a Baisakhi Day, in
the year 1699 that the Tenth Guru of Sikhs, Gugu Gobind Singh ji founded Khalsa Panth or the Order of Pure Ones and gave a unique identity to Sikhs. On this day the Guru administered amrit (nectar) to his first batch of five disciples making them Singhs, thereby liminating the differences of high and low and establishing that all human beings were equal reflecting the profound message of the Shabad:
AWAL ALLAH NOOR UPAYA, KUDRAT KE
SAB BANDEY First, Allah created the Light; then by His Creative Power, He made all mortal beings.
EK NOOR TE SAB JAG UPJA, KAUN BHALEY, KAU MANDEY?
From the One Light, the entire universe
welled up. So who is good, and who is
Baisakhi also marks the time for harvest for farmers in Northern India. The auspicious date of Baisakhi is celebrated all over India under different names and rituals. It is celebrated as ‘Rongali Bihu’ in
Assam, ‘Naba Barsha’ in Bengal, ‘Puthandu’ in Tamil Nadu, ‘Pooram Vishu’ in Kerala and ‘Vaishakha’ in the state of Bihar. May this auspicious day of Baisakh usher in the fulfillment of all hopes and dreams
of everyone. I wish a joyous Baisakhi to all. Rabb Har Saal Ehoji Baisakhi Lyaavey Pyaar di jyot dilan vich jalaa jaavey Bichhdey dilaan nu milaa jaavey Rabb har saal ehoji baisakhi lyaavey
Jithey har bichhadyaa pyaar mil jaavey ‘Sat Nam Wahe Guru’