Jammu, 14 April: Indian Army celebrated 'Baisakhi' at Daraba, Mendhar, Lower Krishna Ghanti (LKG), Sethna, Galuthi and Palma in Poonch and Rajouri districts. As part of its social responsibility Army has always been at the forefront in maintaining cordial civil-military relation. Standing firm to its commitment and living by its tradition of developing a healthy and progressive environment in the region, prayers for the peace and prosperity of the region along with Guru ka langer was organised for the students of schools and villagers.
Baisakhi is the harvest festival celebrated all across the northern states of India with enthusiasm, zeal and brotherhood. Baisakhi also marks the beginning of the Sikh new year and signifies the formation of the Khalsa Panth founded by Guru Govind Singh Ji in 1699. The cultural festival was celebrated with galore, energy and compassion. The event was attended by a large number of students, youth, villagers and prominent personalities of the region who appreciated efforts of the Army.