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Gurdwara Dera Sahab and Samadhi of Ranjit Singh

Gurdwara Dera Sahab and Samadhi of Ranjit Singh

Probationary officers of the 45th STP visited two important sites for Sikhism in Lahore on Saturday 21st May, 2022. The sites chosen were the Gurdwara Dera sahab and Samadhi of Ranjit Singh; and the aim of the visit was to appreciate interfaith harmony and cooperation being manifested in the multicultural milieu of Lahore. The sites have been cared for by Muslim caretakers since partition and there is a close collaboration between Sikhs and Muslims for the maintenance and proper functioning of the complex. Muslim Rababi musicians were present inside the samadhi to present Gurbaani, reciting excerpts from Guru Granth sahab, the holy book and living Guru of Sikhism. Religious proceedings inside the samaadhi were halted in respect of the azaan, when the Muslim call to prayer was heard from the nearby Badshahi masjid. Sikh community leaders warmly welcomed the probationary officers, apprised them of the Sikh faith and also served langar in the langar hall as a token of respect for their guests. Their warm hospitality and openness to share their faith made the entire experience enjoyable, worthwhile and full of learning.