Guru Nanak's Birthday Celebration, 2003

November 11, 2003

Source: Forest Hills Ledger

On November 11, 2003 the Forest Hills Ledger reported that "a Sikh cultural organization in Queens will demonstrate the group's commitment to charity by holding a medical fair Sunday in honor of the birthday of the Sikh religion's founder. The Queens Village medical fair, which will include a blood drive, bone marrow sign-ups and tables manned by police officers and health insurance representatives, will top off a 48-hour prayer session to celebrate the birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of the Sikh religion, according to Satnam Parhar, who set up the Sant Baba Nidhan Singh Ji Cultural Society. Sikhs will pray between 10:30 a.m. Friday to 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Parhar said. Following the extensive prayer session, Sikhs and other community members will participate in a medical fair that embodies the charitable spirit of the holiday. 'He believed in equality and in charity,' Parhar said of the Sikh religion founder."