Kalam to visit Kapurthala in Punjab

July 27th, 2008 - 11:21 am ICT by ANI  

Kapurthala, July 27 (ANI): Former president Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will visit Kali Bein in Punjabs Kapurthala District today, to participate in the concluding function to mark the eighth anniversary of kar sewa of the holy river.

This will be his second visit to the Kali Bein. Earlier, recognizing Baba Seechewal’’s relentless service to clean the Bein, he visited the holy river two years ago.

Kali Bein is sacred to the Sikhs for its association with Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism.

It is believed Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, took a holy dip in the same river and attained enlightenment five centuries ago. (ANI)

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