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Consulate General & Guru Nanak Society to host photo exhibition on Sikh heritage

Atlanta, GA: The Consulate General of India, Atlanta and Guru Nanak Mission Society of Atlanta are organizing a photo exhibition of Sikh Heritage sponsored by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi from 7-20 April, 2013 at Gurdwara Sahib Atlanta, 1158 Rockbridge Rd, Norcross, GA 30093.

 Sondeep Shankar’s photo exhibition “The Sikhs – A Heritage of Valour and Devotion” is a pioneering work. This provides a glimpse of rich Sikh heritage and traditions. He has been involved with this project for the past two decades. This painstaking work and commendable photography by Sondeep will be a fine contribution and presentation by ICCR of the valuable Sikh Heritage to the devotees and admirers alike.

 Sikhism based on the teachings of ten Sikh gurus, from Guru Nanak Dev to Guru Gobind Singh, was founded in fifteenth-century Punjab, India. Sikhism advocates the pursuit of salvation through disciplined, personal meditation on the name and message of God. Its traditions and teachings are associated with the history, society and culture of Punjab.  Guru Nanak Devji was the first Sikh Guru, born in 1469. He was followed by ten Gurus whose descendents and close followers are spread in large numbers all over Punjab.  The Gurus gifted their personal belongings, arms and handwritten manuscripts to the Gurdwaras spread all across the country.

 Sikhs are ordained to follow the teachings of the ten Sikh gurus, or enlightened leaders, as well as the Guru Granth Sahib, which, along with the writings of six of the ten Sikh gurus, also includes the teachings of saints such as Kabir, Namdev, Ravidas, and Sheikh Farid, and several others.

 Sikhs, over 26 million across the world, believe in the equality of humankind, the concept of universal brotherhood of man and One Supreme God (Ik Onkar).

 The exhibition will be inaugurated on Saturday, April 6, 2013 by Ambassador Ajit Kumar, Consul General of India in Atlanta.

 The exhibition is open for all from 7-20 April, 2013, (10:00 AM to 7:00 PM) at Gurdwara Sahib Atlanta (1158 Rockbridge Rd, Norcross, GA 30093).

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