Guru Nanak Jayanti: Punjab Government allows women to sing inside the Golden Temple Darbar Sahib

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Around the auspicious occasion of the 550th Prakash Parv, the Punjab Government took a monumental step by ending gender discrimination. As a result, women will now be allowed to sing inside the Golden Temple Darbaar Sahib. The welcome change was another reason for netizens to share their joy in honour of Guru Nanak Jayanti.

The Punjab assembly unanimously passed a resolution urging the Akal Takht and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) to allow Sikh women to sing hymns in the Golden Temple in Amritsar. As reported by India Times, the resolution came as a result of State Minister, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, arguing that the gender discrimination involved was unjust. He reminded everyone that the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev himself fought against caste and gender inequality. Bajwa even rejected a claim made by the Akali leader that according to the Sikh religious code of conduct, Sikh women are not allowed to perform ‘Kirtan’ at the ‘Darbar Sahib’. The welcome change couldn't have come around a better time as today marks the 550th Prakash Parv which is celebrated as the Guru Nanak Jayanti in India.

Here's how netizens celebrated Guru Nanak Jayanti:

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Here's wishing everyone a blessed Guru Nanak Jayanti!

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