The 55th Birthday of HH
Baba Hardev Singh ji, was celebrated with much fervor and joy at Sant Nirankari
The festivities commenced a
week before with the inauguration of Food drive for Northern Illinois Food
Pantry. With a generous donation from all members of the congregation, a total
of 170 pounds of much needed food items were collected and presented to the
representatives of Northern Illinois Food Pantry.
On Sunday Feb 22, the program began
with a very inspiring Sewadal Rally. All sewadal members came
dressed in their Sewadal
uniforms. Besides the rally and PT
games were also played to showcase the spirit of Sant Nirankari Sewadal. The
highlight of the rally was the participation of all age groups.
children in Sewadal uniform arrived well in time to be a part of the rally and
games. Rally was followed with
blessings from Rev. Rajan Sachdeva who encouraged the Sewadal members to follow the
principles of Sewadal with full devotion and dedication.
On Feb 23, the Birthday of
HH Babaji, a satsang programme was held in the evening which included included
geet, bhajans, dance, and a Kavi Darbar. Children and youth showed active
participation in all these programs. Rev Rajan Sachdeva ji from Detroit, MI
presided over the congregation on both the days.
unique feature of the Guru Pooja Diwas celebration was an exhibition by Chicago
Bal Sangat members. The emotions of toddlers and infants were expressed by posters. The
children also brought in beautiful hand made Birthday greeting cards portraying
a lot of their imagination, creativity and love. All of this was beautifully
displayed at the Bhavan
as part of the exhibition for the joyous occasion.