Batala (Punjab): Local Municipal Council has decided to launch campaign against the hoardings of political parties which carry the picture of Sikh religion founder Guru Nanak Dev with their leaders on the occasion of marriage anniversary of the Guru in this historic town on September 22.

Guru Nanak Dev was married to Bibi Sulakhani, a resident of this town, and his marriage anniversary is celebrated here every year and people in general and political parties in particular put up such hoardings on the occasion.

Giani Gurbachan Singh, jathedar of Akal Takht, held a meeting with the sikh organizations at Gurudwara Satkartaria last year, in which he had directed the administration to remove the picture of Guru Nanak Dev from those hoardings in which political leaders have own their pictures.

The Jathedar also directed the sikh organizations not to install the Guru Granth Sahib (holy scripture) to start reciting of Guru Granth Sahib in tent, on road side and in trolleys which disrespect the sanctity of Guru Granth Sahib.

Executive Officer, Municipal Council, Manmohan Singh, said on Thursday that the Council would start a campaign against such hoardings in which political parties depict the picture of Guru Nanak Dev.


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