GURU NANIK JI 550 TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

DEVA MANDIR announces: The 550th Birth Celebration (PRAKAT UTSAV) Of SHREE GURU NANAK DEV JI Since time immemorial seekers of spirituality have found solace in the message of peace and oneness of Humanity. Shree Guru Nanak Dev ji set up a unique spiritual, social platform based on equality, fraternal love, goodness and virtue. His teachings are about changing the nature of the human mind. Guru Nanak Dev ji emphasised Naam Simran as a means to feel God’s presence. This year, the government of India will celebrate the 550th Birth Celebration of Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji throughout the country and across the world in a grand manner.



Our minute contribution to this auspicious event will take place:

P R O G R A M M E : Aarti and Ardaas Date: 17th November 2019 Venue: DEVA MANDIR, Calle Jose frances 13.

Timings: 6 pm  till 11.30 pm

Sukhani Saheb Kirtan, Satsang, Aarti and Ardaas followed by General Langar.

SEVA- food seva is available, please contact Rakhee, Soni, sneha and Simran (playa blanca)

Langar distribution seva also available and can be served on the same day.

All are requested to cover their head before entering Deva Mandir

Address- Calle Jose Frances 13 , Tahiche Lanzarote.

tel 0034928511576

Tel Mobile 0034663842922

email- hclanzarote@gmail.com

REPUBLIC DAY OF INDIA 26 JANUARY 2020

WILL BE CELEBRATED WITH ALL HCL COMMUNITY AT TIAS AYUNTAMIENTO COVERED STADIUM WITH GAMES AND LUNCH ON CASH

India gained its independence on 15 August 1947, after which the process of preparing a constitution was started. The Constitution was passed on 26 November 1949 in the Constituent Assembly. It was adopted on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system. 26 January was selected, because it was this day in 1930 when the Declaration of Indian Independence was passed.[1] India achieved independence from British rule on 15 August 1947 following the Indian independence movement noted for largely peaceful nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience led by the Indian National Congress. The independence came through the Indian Independence Act 1947 (10 & 11 Geo 6 c. 30), an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that partitioned British India into the two new independent Dominions of the British Commonwealth (later Commonwealth of Nations): India and Pakistan. India obtained its independence on 15 August 1947 as a constitutional monarchy with George VI as head of state and the Earl Mountbatten as governor-general. The country, though, did not yet have a permanent constitution; instead its laws were based on the modified colonial Government of India Act 1935. On 28 August 1947, the Drafting Committee was appointed to draft a permanent constitution, with Dr.B. R. Ambedkar as chairman. While India’s Independence Day celebrates its freedom from British Rule, the Republic Day celebrates of coming into force of its constitution.

A draft constitution was prepared by the committee and submitted to the Assembly on 4 November 1947. The Assembly met, in sessions open to public, for 166 days, spread over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 18 days before adopting the Constitution. After many deliberations and some modifications, the 308 members of the Assembly signed two hand-written copies of the document (one in Hindi and one in English) on 24 January 1950. Two days later, it came into effect throughout the nation. The main Republic Day celebration is held in the national capital of New Delhi at the Rajpath before the President of India.

What Do People Do?

Much effort is put towards organizing events and celebrations that occur on Republic Day in India. Large military parades are held in New Delhi and the state capitals. Representatives of the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force and traditional dance troupes take part in the parades.

A grand parade is held in New Delhi and the event starts with India’s prime minister laying a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate, to remember soldiers who sacrificed their lives for their country. India’s president takes the military salute during the parade in New Delhi while state governors take the military salutes in state capitals. A foreign head of state is the president’s chief guest on Republic Day.

Awards and medals of bravery are given to the people from the armed forces and also to civilians. Helicopters from the armed forces then fly past the parade area showering rose petals on the audience. School children also participate in the parade by dancing and singing patriotic songs. Armed Forces personnel also showcase motorcycle rides. The parade concludes with a “fly past” by the Indian Air Force, which involves fighter planes of flying past the dais, symbolically saluting the president. These leave trails of smoke in the colors of the Indian flag.

There are many national and local cultural programs focusing on the history and culture of India. Children have a special place in these programs. Many children receive gifts of sweets or small toys. A prime minister’s rally also takes place around this time of the year, as well as the Lok Tarang – National Folk Dance Festival, which occurs annually from January 24-29.

Public Life

Republic Day is a gazetted holiday in India on January 26 each year. National, state and local government offices, post offices and banks are closed on this date. Stores and other businesses and organizations may be closed or have reduced opening hours.

Public transport is usually unaffected as many locals travel for celebrations. Republic Day parades cause significant disruption to traffic and there may be increased security on this date, particularly in areas such as New Delhi and state capitals.

Background

India became independent of the United Kingdom on August 15, 1947. India did not have a permanent constitution at this time. The drafting committee presented the constitution’s first draft to the national assembly on November 4, 1947. The national assembly signed the final English and Hindi language versions of the constitution on January 24, 1950.

India’s constitution came into effect on Republic Day, January 26, 1950. This date was chosen as it was the anniversary of Purna Swaraj Day, which was held on January 26, 1930.The constitution gave India’s citizens the power to govern themselves by choosing their own government. Dr Rajendra Prasad took oath as India’s first president at the Durbar Hall in the Government House, followed by a residential drive along a route to the Irwin Stadium, where he unfurled India’s national flag. Ever since the historic day, January 26 is celebrated with festivities and patriotic fervor across India.

Symbols

Republic Day represents the true spirit of the independent India. Military parades, displays of military equipment and the national flag are important symbols on this date. India’s national flag is a horizontal tricolor of deep saffron (kesaria) at the top, white in the middle and dark green at the bottom in equal proportion. The ratio of the flag’s width to its length is two to three. A navy-blue wheel in the center of the white band represents the chakra. Its design is that of the wheel which appears on the abacus of the Sarnath Lion Capital of Ashoka. Its diameter approximates to the white band’s width and it has 24 spokes.

Republic Day Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2015–2021.

Note: During a gazetted holiday, government offices and most businesses are closed so people have a day off work.

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