Vancouver:  As part of yearlong celebrations of 550th Parkash Guru Purab of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the Consulate General of India organized on November 28, a talk on the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev. The event was held at the Consulate Hall, was organised in collaboration with Khalsa Diwan Society, Vancouver and Khalsa Diwan Society, Surrey. Shri Harminder Singh ji, Head Granthi of Ross Street Gurdwara shared with the guests the essence of Guru Nanak Dev ji’s teachings. Consul General Mrs. Abhilasha Joshi welcomed the guests and explained the importance of having a yearlong celebration of 550th Parkash Guru Purab in India and across the world.

Other speakers during the occasion included Hon. Jinny Sims, MLA for Surrey Panorama, Sh. Malkait Singh Dhami, President of KDS Vancouver, Sh. Pahwa from KDS Surrey, Sh. Sohpaul, President of Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha and Shri Aditya Tawatia of Canada India Global Forum. Consul General Abhilasha Joshi also presented to KDS Vancouver and KDS Surrey, a series of special commemorative stamps and first day cover brought out by India Post to mark the 550th Parkash Guru Purab. Another highlight of the program was the music performance by the artistes of Naad Foundation – Amarjeet Singh on table, Dr. Bruce Harding on flute and Pavittar Singh on Esraj, who enthralled the audience by enchanting performance of Indian classical ragas.