Come April 14 and the Punjabi New Year will be celebrated with much grandeur. Baisakhi also called as Vaisakhi, is the first day of Vaisakh, that is, the first solar month of the Punjabi calendar which incidentally marks the birth of Khalsa (also celebrated as Khalsa Sirjana Divas). Baisakhi is mainly referred to as the harvest festival of the Punjab region and you’d be surprised to know that it is one of the three festivals that was chosen by Guru Amar Das to be celebrated by Sikhs.
It is the day when farmers pay tribute to the almighty for their abundant harvest and pray for prosperity. They celebrate it as Aawat Pauni where farmers and workers gather at the end of the day and sing religious couplets to the tune of drums.
On the eve of Baisakhi, we bring to you 5 events which mark the celebrations of the Punjabi New Year.
Baisakhi Mela at Dera Baba Banda Bahadur:
Baisakhi Mela at Dera Baba is a three-day grand festival which is attended by thousands of devotees from India and abroad in the J&K’s Reasi district.The Mela displays all the belongings of the Baba.The mela presents a host of entertainment for the people.
Film ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ to be released sans Punjab as per SC’s order:
The film which is based on the life and teachings of the first Sikh guru, Guru Nanak Dev was opposed but later got the approval of Supreme Court and would hence be released on Baisakhi. And we believe the timing couldn’t have been any better.
A ban had been called for the film by the Sikh Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) and the Akal Takht who believe that “no person must portray the Sikh Guru and his family members and that as such portrayals hurt the sentiments of the community.”
GMADA to launch housing schemes on Baisakhi
This new year, get a new home. Did you hear? The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) will launch an altogether new residential housing scheme on Baisakhi. At least 700 residential freehold plots will be offered through a draw lot at the coming of age IT City in Mohali. Isn’t that great?
Pepsu Road Transport Corporation to launch online booking mobile App:
Punjab state run Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) will be launching a mobile App and an online portal through which one can book tickets hassle-free on Baisakhi. PRTC has developed an in-house online ticketing system, which was till now outsourced. Happy Booking!
BookMyShow’s Special Baisakhi Offer:
This has to be one of the best offers. Who could possibly refuse a movie on the new year and that too when you get such an offer by BookMyShow. Know what’s in store for you:
As per the online movie ticket booking app, if one books 2 or more movie tickets using code BAISAKHI on BookMyShow, one gets up to Rs.100 off, or 25% off on transaction value, whichever is lower.
So what are thinking? Grab those tickets and enjoy a show with your loved one.