Altaf Bukhari pays obeisance at Gurdwara Raika Labana in Ramgarh

 Srinagar,  Nov 27(KNS): Apni Party President Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari along with senior leaders of his Party on Monday paid obeisance at the Gurdwara in Raika Labana village of Ramgarh in District Samba on the eve of birth anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

Altaf Bukhari as per the statement was accompanied by Senior Vice President, Ghulam Hassan Mir, Provincial President Jammu, S. Manjit Singh and other leaders of the Party during his visit to the Gurdwara in Ramgarh.


It said that the Apni Party President paid obeisance at the Gurdwara and participated in Kirtan whereas hundreds of Sikh community members were also present to mark the celebration of Gurupurab.


“On this occasion, the Gurdwara Management Committee presented Siropa and Kirpan to Altaf Bukhari sahib as a mark of respect.  In his speech, Altaf Bukhari greeted the people of Jammu and Kashmir on the eve of Gurupurab and hoped that the auspicious occasion will show the right path to the people across Jammu and Kashmir, the nation and the world,” the statement added.


 “The teachings of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji are most important in the present times when the world is facing conflicts, said Altaf Bukhari while speaking on the occasion,” it said, adding that Bukhari said that “The teachings of Guru Ji are important because the world is in conflict and there is dire need to have peace at global level.”


 Contrary to the existing turbulent situation across the world, he recalled how the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji have emerged as a ray of hope for the society. “These teachings have become more important and emerged as a ray of hope for humankind to spend a peaceful co-existence and promote communal brotherhood among people of different faiths,” he stated, asking the people to follow the footsteps of Sikh Guru Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.


 He also said that the teachings of Guruji also advocate empowerment of women, equal rights and help them to have a progressive life while fighting against the harassment they face in the society. He elaborated how Guru Nanak Dev Ji fought against injustice and inequality in the society.


 “Guru Ji’s fight against injustice brought equality for the neglected class of society religiously and socially. Besides, the teachings also encouraged people to stand against injustice,” he stated.


Besides, prominent people, PRIs, businessmen, the Apni Party District President, Samba, Raman Thappa; District President Legal Wing, Sahil Bharti, Block President Ramgarh, Bachan Choudhary, Provincial President Youth Wing Jammu, Vipul Bali, District President Youth Wing Samba, Mangat Ram, Naveen Choudhary, Amrik Singh, Additional Media Coordinator, Sandeep Vaid, and others were also present to attend the Gurupurab at the above said Gurdwara.(KNS).

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