Rare Sikhism pictures on display


Guru NanakAn exhibition showcasing rare Sikhism pictures is being taken to schools, colleges and universities in the region as part of a project being run by Tarika Mandal Mini Museum,Amritsar.

The pictures come with detailed captions in English, Hindi and Punjabi, informing students about the historic and cultural background of Punjab. On display are pictures of the ten Sikh Masters, 36 composers of Guru Granth sahib, Sikh Ardas, Gurmukhi Painti Akhri, Baba Buddha and Baba Banda Singh Bahadur and Sikh Museum of Golden Temple.

The organisation has also made VCDs on the life history of ten Gurus, historical Gurdwaras related to Guru Nanak Dev and in Pakistan. Prabhjit Singh, general secretary, Tarika Mandal Mini Museum, said the objective of the presentation is to spread the teaching of Sikh Gurus all over the world. “The response in educational institutions has been very encouraging,” he said, adding that next on the cards was VCD on historic Gurdwaras. A CD titled “Nikian jindan wada saka” was released by Jathedar of Akal Takht Joginder Singh Vedanti at a function organised at Akal Takht. Sukhmanpreet Singh Jabal, president of the Tarika Mandal Mini Museum, said the drive to popularise the religious and cultural values of the state was launched in 2003. The five Sikh high priests and SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar were present on the occasion.

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