BSF celebrates Baisakhi at Wagah border

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Amritsar (Punjab) [India], Apr. 13 (ANI): Over hundreds of people thronged at the Wagah border to witness the massive show put up on the occasion of the festival of harvest, Baisakhi. The traditional martial art form 'Gatka' that is historically associated with the Sikh gurus and is popular among the masses was performed here by trained Gatka players. Great zeal and excitement was witnessed among the people gathered to be a part of this day. "We have organized a traditional show on this occasion. I am sure the people present over here will enjoy it. We often organizes these kind of cultural shows, so that the people can know who the Army Works and they get a glimpse of the work done by the us," said a BSF officer. Meanwhile, the Golden Temple at Amritsar was lit up with colorful lights. The people offered prayers, lighted diyas and colourful firework was also seen. Baisakhi is one of the auspicious festival of the Sikh Community, making the harvest of the crops. It has special significance amongst the Sikh, as they also celebrate it as Guru Gobind Singh's birthday and the foundation of the Khalsa panth. Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his greetings to the nation on this occasion. On the Baisakhi in 1919, thousands of people sacrificed their lives at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar as British troops fired on the unarmed and peaceful protesters. This incident is known as Jallianwala massacre in the history of freedom movement. (ANI)