Colourful procession marks Guru Gobind Singh's B'day celebrations

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Jammu, Jan 3 (UNI) A colourful procession, including hundreds of women and school children enchanting 'Shabads', marked 342nd birth anniversary of 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh here today.

The 'Nagar Kirtan', which started from the Bibi Chand Kaur Gurudwara in the Old City this morning, culminated at Gurudwara Singh Sabha at Nanak Nagar, covering about 12 kms.

Marching on the drum beats, students from various educational institutions also participated in colourful procession.

People from different religious backgrounds welcomed the procession, standing on both sides of the road throughout its way.

Several contingents of devotees led by traditionally clad 'Panj Piyars' with bare swords in their hands proceeded towards the destination amidst police security.

Marshal tactics of sword wielding presented by the 'Khalsas' was the attraction of the procession.

Unlike yesterday, cloudy and cold weather also added to the fervour of birthday celebrations, which falls on January 5.

However, long traffic jams on the city roads due to several diversions in the routes affected the normal life.

UNI VJ PDT RN1823

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