SRINAGAR: All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee APSCC has appealed the members of Sikh community to celebrate Baisakhi at their respective homes and avoid public gatherings since the whole world is battling the Corona Virus at this point of time.
Baisakhi marks the Sikh New Year and the harvest time of Rabi crops. This year, Baisakhi falls on April 13, Monday.
In a statement, APSCC Chairman Jagmohan Singh Raina said that time demands that we should follow social distancing and not carry out any celebration in the form of a congregation. Raina said that any congregation on the occasion of Baisakhi can lead to disaster in society.
“The concerned authorities have already issued directions to maintain social distance and avoid public gatherings. Gurudwara Parbandhak Committees has also advised refraining from crowding. We should pay attention to the directives and celebrate Baisakhi at our respective homes,” said Raina.
Extending greetings the APSCC said that Baisakhi is celebrated to mark the creation of Khalsa adding that Sikhs should follow the footsteps of the revered Gurus.