SA marked the inaugural Parkash Purab for the 2023-24 academic session, seeking Guru Sahib’s blessings for the academic year and to bestow blessings upon all students, teachers, staff, and administrators through September 21-23, 2023. Also, Gurgaddi Diwas of Guru Angad Dev ji was celebrated on Octoer 12th, 2023.
Guru Ji was born with birth name Lehna in the year 1504 at Matte Di Sarai (Sarainaga) District Sri Muktsar Sahib of Punjab, India. To father Bhai Pheru Mall Ji and mother Mata Sabhrai Ji (also known Daya Kaur). Born in a Hindu family, Bhai Lehna Ji used to be a worshipper of the Hindu Goddess, Durga. At age 27, after hearing the recitation of hymns of Guru Nanak from Bhai Jodha (a Sikh of Guru Nanak Dev Ji ), Bhai Lehna Ji decided to travel to Kartarpur to meet the Guru. Having met Guru Nanak Dev Ji only once, Bhai Lehna Ji was transformed to such an extent that he decided to renounce his own faith and became a Sikh of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, devoting himself completely to Guru Nanak Dev Ji and his mission. His discipleship was subjected to various tests by Guru Nanak Dev Ji himself, following which he came to be renowned as an embodiment of obedience and service to the Guru and humanity. Before passing away, Guru Nanak Dev Ji renamed Bhai Lehna as Angad (from Ang, or one’s own body part), and installed him as his successor, the second Nanak, on 13 June, 1539.
Students celebrated Gurgaddi Diwas at Gurdwara Hall at SA