Chandigarh, January 22
‘Kirat Karo’, ‘Naam Japo’, ‘Vand Chhako’ is the theme of the official tableau of Punjab for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26.
”The tableau of the state government at the Republic Day-2020 is dedicated to the ideology of the first Sikh Guru Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji to mark the yearlong celebrations of 550th Prakash Purb of the founder of Sikhism”, an official spokesperson said here on Monday.
The spokesperson also pointed out that the state government has made a humble endeavour to showcase the basic philosophy of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, which has even strong relevance in the contemporary times, in terms of Guru Ji’s eternal message of ‘Kirat Karo'(earn livelihood by honest means), ‘Naam Japo'(constant chanting of Name of God), ‘Vand Chhako'(share the fruits of labour), to create an egalitarian society.
Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s message to the entire mankind across the globe is a symbol of interfaith understanding and creation of harmonious society on the ethos of religious tolerance, peace, communal harmony, women empowerment and protection of natural resources.
Divulging further, the spokesperson said that the entire tableau gives a serene aura of all pervasive teachings of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The tractor portion starts with a larger than life hand depicting the concept of ‘Oneness of God’. The trailer portion comprises three principles namely ‘Kirat Karo’, ‘Naam Japo’, ‘Vand Chhako’ which form the cornerstone of the Sikhism.
The trailer begins with the message of ‘Kirat Karo’ which pertains to earn an honest, pure and dedicated living by exercising one’s God-given skills, abilities, talents and hard labour for the benefit and improvement of the individual, their family and society at large. Next comes in the middle portion of the trailer ‘Naam Japo’. In Sikhism, it refers to the meditation, vocal singing of hymns from the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji in praise of the Lord and in gratitude to the various bounties bestowed on mankind or contemplating the various Names of God especially the chanting of the word Waheguru, which means “Wonderful Lord”. Behind that is seen ‘Vand Chakko’, which lays emphasis to share what you have and to consume it together as a community.
The end of the trailer depicts a Gurdwara, a place of worship. One understands the significance and intrinsic value of Guru Ji’s eternal message. The entire audience at the Rajpath will be moved to the world of spiritual ecstasy and bow with reverence to the memory of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, in just sixty seconds.