Ludhiana, April 25, 2019: Essay writing competitions related to 550th Parkash Purab of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji were organized in different parts of the state today. The Punjab government has already decided to hold year round functions to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first Sikh Guru and the founder of the faith.
The education department today organised essay writing competitions at the schools' level dedicated to the celebrations of 550th year of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji birth anniversary wherein students wrote about his life and teachings. Students inspired to follow Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji's teachings through their writings and secured first, second and third places.
Deputy DEO (Secondary) Mr Ashish Kumar informed that today, these competitions were organised in 533 government schools of district Ludhiana, in which thousands of students participated. More such functions to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji would be organised in the district.