Guru Nanak Dev Ji's Gurpurab
Guru Nanak Dev Ji's Gurpurab at GNSMAT
This month we celebrated the 552nd Parkash Purab (birth celebrations) of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born in the year 1469 at Nankana Sahib, Punjab Province of Pakistan.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji is the first Sikh Guru and founder of the Sikh Dharam. Guru Ji based his philosophies on three principles: 'vand ke shakna' (sharing and caring), 'kirat karna' (working hard) and 'naam japna' (meditating on God). As well as this, Guru Nanak Dev Ji spread the message of 'Ik Oankar’, meaning there is but One God and the oneness within humanity.
During this auspicious celebration week, the 'three principles' and the 'Oneness' theme was relayed throughout the MAT; Students were able to learn from the richness of Guru Nanak Dev Ji's life and legacy.
Our guest Keertaniya; Bhai Jeevan Singh Ji (Amritsar), Bhai Kuljeet Singh Ji, and Bhai Dilraj Singh Ji made the week even more special by gracing us with blissful Kirtan and knowledge.
We would like to thank all staff and students across the MAT for their immense support during this week.
Our canteen staff provided the MAT staff and students with delicious Langar. Langar is a fundamental part of the Sikh Dharam. It reminds us of when Guru Nanak Dev Ji fed the hungry Sadhus and the beginnings of 'Sacha Soudha' - to earning a honest living. Today this tradition is carried out in all Gurdwaras around the world.
A very big thank you to the sixth form students for their great selfless service and dedication throughout the Langar service. We are so proud of our students who uphold the values of honesty, compassion, generosity, humility, integrity, selfless service, and spirituality on a daily basis.