Guru Nanak 550th Anniversary – Humanity Walk in Melbourne

Humanity Walk MelbourneMELBOURNE – A grand Humanity Walk was taken out in the heart of Melbourne city on Saturday to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Sahib, the first Guru of Sikhs.

The humanity walk procession was taken out from Lansdowne street, East Melbourne. From there, the procession passed through Albert St, Parliament of Victoria, Parliament Gardens and later reached Treasury Gardens.

Sri Dasmesh Pipe Band from Malaysia was one of the main attractions of this walk. Sangat from all corners of Victoria and even from inter-states participated in this Nagar Kirtan.

Interfaith communities of Victoria also took part in this Humanity walk and shared their wishes and blessings with Sikh community.

A number of parliamentary guests including Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria attended this grand event. Amongst other dignitaries were Senator David Van representing Australian Prime Minister, Federal MP Maria Vamvakinou, State MP Neil Angus and Senior Sargent Andrew Gardner.

The premier and other dignitaries also tied turbans on this occasion.

Thousands of sangat enroute made beelines to pay their obeisance to Palki carrying Guru Granth Sahib which was fully decorated. The Palki was led by Panj Pyare and Nishanchi Singhs and followed by sangat doing kirtan and simran jaap decorated in colorful Khalsa dresses.

The school children from different schools were reciting Gurbani. They were attired in Kesri, blue and yellow dresses. Showing utmost respect and honour to Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh Sewadars were cleaning the road where from ‘Palki’ had to pass.

As the palki Sahib reached Treasury Gardens, there were stage performances including Gatka by Damdami Taksal Australia Ranjit Akhara.

Langar & tea snacks was served throughout the day.

The event was concluded with the closing-off speech by VSGC President Gurdeep Singh Matharoo followed by Ardas and Bole so Nihaal jaikare.


Humanity Walk Melbourne


Humanity Walk Melbourne


Humanity Walk Melbourne

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