Thousands of Sikh devotees followed the Guru Granth Sahib on the journey from West Bromwich to Smethwick, in a Nagar Keertan to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Guru Gadi Diwas.
Nagar Keetan Started from at Gurdwara Guru Har Rai Sahib, West Bromwich, going on to Edward street west Bromwich, Gurdwara Amritparchar Dharmik Diwan, Oldbury Gurdwara Baba Sang Dhesi High street Smethwick and concluding with Ardass at Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick
“Birmingham to wanted to join the Nagar Keertan, but due to some technical problems they were unable to” said Cllr Atwal as he congratulated everyone on this auspicious occasion.
Old and young sang Kirtan as they followed the Guru Granth Sahib on the five mile journey.
Thandi coaches laid on five coaches for those who could not walk the distance.
Lungar was served all of the Sikh Gurdwaras.
This year has huge significance for the Sikh Nation. There have been global celebrations.
In India a Guru Manyo Granth Jagriti Yatra, stated on Sunday from Takht Hazoor Sahib in Nanded and spanned the length and breadth of the country, was the high watermark of Sikh celebrations.
While the main function in Punjab is culminating at Takht Damdama Sahib on October 20, Hazoor Sahib Nanded will be witnessing the devotion of millions celebrating '300 Saal Guru de Naal' for a week beginning October 27 to November 4.
The celebrations there will begin with 'Takhat Snan' of Sachkhand, Nanded, on October 27. After that, a series of events will take place during the Shatabdi Samagam from October 29 to November 4.
Emgonline are publishing a special souvenir to make the significance of the message implemented by Guru Gobind Singh Ji, of Guru Mano Granth.
Guru Granth Sahib is the living Word Guru for the Sikhs.