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Traditional Festivals Including Vaisakhi, Vishu and Bohag Bihu Being Celebrated in Country

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New Delhi. Traditional harvest festivals are being celebrated in various regions of the country beginning today in the form of Vaisakhi, Vishu, Bishub, Bohag Bihu, Poila Boishakh, Vaishakhadi and Puthandu.

People of Punjab call it ‘Vaisakhi’, in Kerala the day is celebrated as ‘Vishu’, in West Bengal it is celebrated as ‘Poila Boishakh’, in Assam, as ‘Bohag Bihu’. In Tamil Nadu, it is observed as ‘Puthandu’. The festival of harvest, Baisakhi is being celebrated in the northern part of the country with full enthusiasm and mutual brotherhood.

On the occasion, farmers, especially in Punjab and Haryana, express their gratitude for a good harvest and pray for prosperity in the coming year.

President Droupadi Murmu and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar extended greetings to the nation on the occasion. In her message, the President expressed gratitude towards the hard work of the farmers across the country. The president also wished that these festivals bring prosperity and peace in everyone’s life.

Vice President Dhankhar said, these festivals are celebrated with unique names and traditions across the nation that weave a beautiful tapestry of the country’s rich cultural heritage.

In Punjab, the festival of Baisakhi, a significant harvest festival, is being celebrated with full enthusiasm, religious fervour and mutual brotherhood. In the year 1699, on this day Khalsa Panth was established in Shri Anandpur Sahib.

This day of Baisakhi holds great importance in Sikh history, the freedom struggle of the country and for the farmers.

On this day in 1699, the tenth and last Guru of the Sikhs, Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, established the Khalsa Panth by offering nectar to five people at the historical Gurudwara Takht Shri Kesgarh Sahib in Anandpur Sahib and named them Panj Pyare.

On this occasion, there is a huge gathering of Sangats from all over the country and abroad at Gurdwara Takht Shri Kesgarh Sahib. These Sangats bow their heads before Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji with full devotion.

On this day in 1919, British General Dyer martyred countless unarmed patriots by indiscriminately firing in Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar. In such a situation, people from different sections of society are reaching Jallianwala Bagh and paying homage to the martyrs.

This day also brings cheers for the farmers because from this day they formally start the harvesting of their wheat crop.

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