Jammu Tawi, April 25
717th birth anniversary of Sant Shiromani Sai Dass Ji Mahraj was celebrated by the Sain Samaj of Jammu and Kashmir at Kashyap Rajput Sabha with great enthusiasm and fervour today. The celebrations started by paying homage to the Sant Shiromani Sai Dass Ji Mahraj by the members of the Sai Samaj and also the dignitaries present on the ocassion.
MLA Jammu east Rajesh Gupta was the chief guest on the ocassion and while paying homage to the great saint reminded of the great deeds and virtues of the saint.
On the occasion prizes and mementos were distributed among the outstanding students of the community.
Sewing machines were distributed among the destitute women of the community.
Speakers highlighted the great deeds and contributions of the Sant Shiromani Sai Dass Ji Mahraj. They said that the great saint spread the message of love, peace and brotherhood amongst the various sections of the society. The great saint was a contemporary of Sant Kabir Daas and also Sant Ravi Dass Ji Mahraj and the three also used to meet frequently to have discussion regarding the upliftment of the oppressed people of the country.
It is also said that the effect of the teachings of these saints was also reflective in the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
The teachings of the great saint are also found in Guru Granth Sahib the ultimate guru.
Others who were present on the occasion included Madan Gopal, Rajinder Sikka, Bansi Lal Chowdhry, Nek Ram, Jagdish Raj Pandey, Mohan Lal,Mansa Ram and Bodh Raj.