Dehradun, September 3 (PTI) AICC General Secretary Harish Rawat on Friday atoned for his remark calling the Punjab Congress leadership “Panj Pyare” by offering Kar seva to a famous gurudwara in Uttarakhand.
Rawat swept the floors of Nanakmatta gurudwara in Udham Singh Nagar district and cleaned the shoes of the worshipers to atone for the use of the term to refer to the President of the Punjab Congress and four sitting chairmen of the party.
He said he used the word as a term of respect, but apologizes to everyone for doing so.
“I have always had a deep respect for the Sikh religion and its great traditions. I apologize again for using the word even though I had chosen it as a term of respect,” Rawat said.
In a recent statement, Rawat called the President of the Punjab Congress, Navjot Singh Sidhu and four incumbent chairmen of the party’s state unity, as “Panj Pyare”, thus drawing attention not only to the parties of the party. opposition but also on the Akal Takht Sahib who had described as a statement offensive to religious feelings.
In Sikh tradition, ” ” Panj Pyare ” ” is the term used to refer to five beloved of the guru. In 1699, Guru Gobind Singh, the last of the ten Gurus, initiated five men in the order of ” ” Khalsa ” ” (pure).
” ” Panj Pyare ” ” is the name given to five baptized Sikhs who perform a baptismal ceremony to initiate Sikhs into the order of the ” ” Khalsa ” ”. PTI ALM RHL
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