Guru Purab celebrations to mark the occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, continues in Wellington with the Indian High Commissioner Muktesh Pardeshi visiting Wellington Gurudwara Sahib on Sunday, November 17. 

The Indian High Commission presented a set of books on Sikhism, its culture and history to the Gurudwara Sahib along with a collection of short documentaries on Guru Nanak and his teaching on a set of DVDs.

Mr Pardeshi was accompanied with his wife Rakhi Pardeshi and Paramjit Singh, Second Secretary (Political, Information & Commercial Representative) from the High Commission.

On this occasion, the Indian High Commission also unveiled five stamps released by India Post to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak. 

The Indian High Commission also donated a sum of $1000 towards the gurudwara as a token of thanks for its services towards the community.

Wellington Gurudwara Sahib presented a Letter of Appreciation to High Commissioner Muktesh Pardeshi for the recent opening of Kartarpur Corridor at Indian-Pak border that would now facilitate a large number of Sikh pilgrims to visit the holy shrine.

Members of the Indian High Commission based in Wellington last week collaborated with Ekta New Zealand and hosted an open kitchen ‘langar’ at Cenotaph which was visited by approximately 200 people from the area, members of different faiths as well people from different communities who participated in the langar presented.