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At Delhi, protesting farmers celebrate Guru Nanak Jayanti

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Punjab farmers protesting at national capital Delhi and Delhi-Haryana border have offered prayers on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti.

The demonstrators from Punjab continued to protest at the Singhu and Tikri borders on the fifth consecutive day, with the protestors threatening to block all five entry points to the national capital.

The demonstrators distributed ‘prasad’ among each other and security personnel.

They commemorated the birth anniversary of first Sikh master, Guru Nanak Dev, by listening to ‘kirtan’ and recalling his teachings in a sombre atmosphere.

Speaking to news agency ANI, Bharatiya Kisan Union Doaba unit president Manjeet Singh said that even though farmers from Punjab have come to Delhi to protest against the farm laws, they are celebrating the Guru Nanak Jayanti with great zeal.

He told reporters: “Today is a very auspicious day for us. We are fortunate that today is Guru Nanak Dev ji’s birthday. This our ‘sanskars’ in Punjab that we celebrate Guruparva with great zeal. We will do the same tonight as well.”

“We have definitely come here from Punjab but we will celebrate Guruparva the same way we do every year. In Ardas, we pray that our Guru Nanak ji gives good sense to the government so that the black laws being imposed on us are scrapped,” Singh said to ANI.

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