In a village in Pakistan, where no Sikhs live currently, members of the Hindu and Muslim community came together to renovate and restore a two-room Gurudwara that had suffered damaged due to lack of maintenance since Partition. The members who renovated the Gurudwara are ardent followers of Guru Nanak (Nanak Naam Lewa), and they also installed the Bhagavad Gita along with Sri Guru Granth Sahib at the renovated Gurudwara Baba Nanak.
According to Indian Express, Dewa Sinkandar, member of Pakistan Hindu Council, said that the restoration of the abandoned Gurudwara at the village Janoji in Salehpat of Sindh province’s Sukkur district was taken up as part of the celebrations for the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak.
“Gurudwara Baba Nanak has been reopened after a year of renovation work, which was carried out with the help of donations from Nanak Naam Lewa Sangat. The Hindu community living in Sukkur and Khairpur districts contributed and nearly Rs 6 lakh was spent to renovate the two-room Gurudwara.”Dewa Sinkanda
Surprisingly, there are no Sikhs in Janoji, and the arrangements were made by the Hindu and Muslim community living in the vicinity of the Gurudwara. The community also made sure to serve langar for the devotees comprising of lunch and Karha Prasad. They chanted ‘Waheguru’ prayers along with Aarti. The ardent followers of Guru Nanak call themselves Nanakpanthis.
(With Inputs from Indian Express)
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