Gurdwaras mark eco-friendly Prakash Parv | Lucknow News

LUCKNOW: Gurdwaras in the city on Tuesday celebrated the 553rd ‘Prakash Parv’ (birth anniversary) of Guru Nanak Dev in an environmentally-friendly manner.
Almost all Gurdwaras organized a special ‘langar’ (community feast) with the support of Lucknow Municipal Corporation to mark the zero waste event.
At Gurdwara Naka, food was served to the devotees in a paper plate. Several dustbins for dry and wet waste were placed where the LMC had set up a temporary Material Recovery Facility (MRF) to make compost out of waste. About more than 30 stalls were set up for various delicacies like jalebi and curry & rice, apart from tea and coffee, without the use of plastic.
At Gurdwara Sadar, the food was served in steel utensils for more than 4,000 devotees. LMC also provided several facilities to commemorate the occasion as eco-friendly.
At Gurdwara Mansarovar, devotees were seen cleaning areas near the Gurdwara. Apart from this, Gurdwaras celebrated Guru Parv with great fervour and gaiety.
A grand celebration of Gurdwara Naka was held at DAV college in Naka Hindola where a beautiful pandal was built. Hundreds of devotees came early in the morning to pray and have darshan. A shabad-kirtan drawing on the life and sacrifices of the Sikh Gurus was also held.
At night, about 1,100 children participated in a campaign to promote and disseminate the mother tongue and principles of Guru Nanak Dev. Besides, a stage light and laser show based on the life of Guru Nanak was also organized. At Gurdwara Mansarovar, a nagar kirtan was organised and a special diwan was performed by Sukhjeet Singh.

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