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India: Sikh devotees celebrate founder Guru Nanak's 550th birthday in Delhi

1 13.11.2019 Инфо

W/S Sikh devotees outside Bangla Sahib Gurudwara for celebration, New Delhi
M/S Sikh devotees outside Bangla Sahib Gurudwara for celebration
W/S Ceremony
M/S Woman getting ready for selfie
M/S Man taking selfie
SOT, Navjot Singh, Congress leader: "Basically, we are celebrating Guru Nanak Dev's birthday today, and officially it's his 550th birthday. So, on the day of [inaudible] he was born in Pakistan and we are celebrating that day here."
M/S Ceremony
M/S Devotees watching ceremony
SO, Gujan Singh Bhatia, devotee (Hindi): "I want to tell all my countrymen, all Sikhs, and everyone around the world, if we follow the principles of Guru Nanak Ji, then there will be peace and harmony in the country."
M/S Man placing candle
M/S People lighting up candles
W/S People lighting up candles
M/S Children lighting up candles
W/S People lighting up candles
SOT, Navjot Singh, Congress leader: "He taught us what Sikhism is all about. He started Sikhism by just saying *INAUDIBLE*. So basically what he wanted was us to share all the food that we have with the poor people, and be honest with ourselves and with others also, and thereby he started Sikhism."
M/S Devotees watching ceremony
W/S Ceremony
W/S Ceremony
W/S Band playing
C/U Singer
C/U Musician playing drums
M/S People watching band's performance
C/u Women attending ceremony
M/S Poster of a free health check up camp at the event
M/S People queuing
M/S Sikh devotees walking
W/S Sikh devotees walking
W/S Sikh devotees outside Bangla Sahib Gurudwara for celebration
W/S Bangla Sahib Gurudwara illuminated for the ceremony
W/S Bangla Sahib Gurudwara illuminated for the ceremony
M/S Bangla Sahib Gurudwara illuminated for the ceremony
M/S Bangla Sahib Gurudwara illuminated for the ceremony
SCRIPT
Thousands of Sikhism devotees gathered at the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara in New Delhi on Tuesday to celebrate the 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of the monotheistic religion.
Footage shows people of all ages lighting up candles and watching the ceremony at the Sikh worship house.
"I want to tell all my countrymen, all Sikhs, and everyone around the world, if we follow the principles of Guru Nanak Ji, then there will be peace and harmony in the country," said a devotee.
Celebrations have also taken place in Pakistan, with hundreds of pilgrims visiting the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, as a historic corridor between India and Pakistan leading to the tomb of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak was officially inaugurated.
Guru Nanak was born in 1469, in what is now a predominantly Muslim city.