First Day of the GIWA Bihar Yatra
On the first day of the three day GIWA Bihar visit, on the occasion of 350th birth anniversary of the birth of Sri Guru Gobind Singhji, Pujya Swamiji, and GIWA’s faith leaders began their day with darshan and visit to the Patna Takht Sahib. GIWA’s respected faith leaders, Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muniji, Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasiji, Paramjit Singh Chandhokji, Kuldeep Singh Bhogalji, Bhai Sahib Satpal Singhji, Swamini Adityananda Saraswatiji as well as UNICEF India and UNICEF Bihar’s team, led by Asadur Rahmanji, participated.
Respected faith leaders shared their inspiring messages of protecting and preserving our environment and improving water, sanitation and hygiene for all.
Pujya Swamiji particularly shared that the life and teachings of Most Respected Sri Guru Gobind Singhji teach us how to lead our lives in harmony with one another and in harmony with nature. Today, as our water resources, the air, our soil and our environment are over-exploited and polluted it is vital for us to not only remember but apply these timeless teachings. He also reminded everyone that on the auspicious time of his 350th birthday, at the start of the New Year, let us take a New Pledge to Be Green, ensuring our communities are clean and green. On the occasion, the respected faith leaders presented a copy of the WASH in SIkhism book to the Takht Sahib and the Respected Jathedar of Patna Saheb, Giani Iqbal Singhji.