Woman Care Trust organised a free bus trip for the ladies of Indian Community to Gurudwaras to celebrate 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji; the first Sikh Guru and the founder of the faith. To celebrate this occasion 2 x buses were arranged to Hamilton and Tauranga on 23rd November 2019.
Guru Nanak’s anniversary is one of the most sacred festivals in Sikhism. So, this trip was arranged to visit Sikh Temples which covered “Gurudwara Mata Sahib Kaur Ji Hamilton” and “Gurudwara Shri Kalgidhar Sahib Tauranga” a holy and spiritual place in New Zealand. All the ladies recited religious hymns in the bus with full enthusiasm and gaiety. Further after arriving at Gurudwara all the ladies recited “Japji Sahib” which is registered in the form of poetic hymns in the holy text of Sikhism, the Guru Granth Sahib, followed by ‘kirtan’ to spread Guru Nanak’s message of universal brotherhood and peace. Woman Care Trust in association with The Sikh Temple Committee had arranged “Langar” for the ladies, after the religious prayers all ladies enjoyed the “Langar” and were very thankful to all the people at Sikh temple for the arrangements and serving them the food.
All the ladies were very thankful to the Woman Care Trust in organising this fun and memorable trip, as they got to celebrate this auspicious festival by travelling in a group to new Gurudwaras in New Zealand. The best part of the trip was WCT team, they were great and kept the trip so energetic and enjoyable for the members of the trust.