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Lucknow, Nov 20: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated Khalsa Chowk, formerly known as Tedhi Pulia, in the Alambagh area of Lucknow, marking the occasion of Jyoti Jyot Diwas of Guru Gobind Singh. During the event, the CM congratulated the people and reflected on the significance of the Sikh community’s contributions to India’s defense and culture.

Addressing the gathering, CM Yogi Adityanath took a dig at past events organized at the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) during the Samajwadi Party government’s tenure. He emphasized the grand celebration of the 550th Prakash Parv of Guru Nanak Dev organized in the CMO after the formation of the Bharatiya Janata Party government in the state.

Yogi Adityanath highlighted Guru Gobind Singh Maharaj’s establishment of the Khalsa Panth in 1699 to safeguard India’s religion and culture from foreign invaders. He praised the Panth’s historical role in defending the motherland.

The CM paid tribute to the Sikh community’s tradition of sacrifice, dedication, devotion to religion, and service to society. He encouraged everyone to take pride in their history and announced upcoming celebrations, including the sacred martyrdom day of Guru Tegh Bahadur on November 24, Prakash Parv of Guru Nanak Dev on November 27, and Birbal Day on December 26.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak, Minister of State Parmindar Singh, Mayor Sushma Kharkwal, Gurudwara Committee Head Rajendra Singh Bagga, Head of Gurudwara Shankarnagar Alambagh Sardar Manmohan Singh Sethi, and other members of the Sikh community.