Amritsar, all Geared up for its 436th Anniversary

AFD Leaflet-EEco-Amritsar, a project based public movement, which was launched by EcoSikh in June 2012, recently started campaigning for Amritsar Foundation Day, the day when Sri Guru RamDas Sahib founded the city in the year 1577, Harr Vadi 13, for an aim towards green and sustainable Amritsar. This year the day is 6th July.

We owe our existence in the city of Amritsar to Guru Ram Dass jee, who established Chak Ramdasspur in 1577. In its 436th year of existence, we are now a bustling city. The challenges to its cleanliness, health and hygiene are many, and even more manifold since we now gets upward of 25 million pilgrims and tourists during the year. To address the needs of this abundant carrying capacity, there is the need for all of us to be responsible hosts and citizens as well. Our maxim therefore is: “Amritsar-My City, My Pride, My Responsibility!”

Our focus areas shall be:

  • Save, harvest and reuse water
  • Reduce and utilize waste: vermi-composting/kitchen gardening
  • Go natural and organic-Say no to chemicals.
  • Audit & Conserve energy
  • Sustained greenification
  • Clean and beautify city

As a celebration, Amritsar Foundation Day, it is now a humbly good movement which attracted wonderful contribution from the social and religious organisations of the holy city. We are humbled to have blessings of Sri Akal Takhat Sahib and support from SGPC. Here is the list of all packed programmes which are being held in the city from July 4th to 6th as  a part of celebrations:

July 4, 2013, Thursday

5:30PM -7:30PM: Amritsar Foundation Day Kirtan Katha Programme by Bhai Guriqbal Singh Ji Veerji

Venue: Dhan Dhan Baba Deep Singh ji Educational Society, 394-A, Ranjit Avenue, Amritsar

July 5, 2013, Friday

6:30 AM- 8:00 AM: Green Nagar Kirtan from Gurdwara Patshahi Chhevi, Ranjit Ave.

4:00 PM: Inauguration of Painting Exhibition by 22 National Forum Artists at Thakur Singh Art Gallery

6:00 PM: Ceremonial Tree Plantation at Guru ka Bagh: Harmandir Sahib, opposite Langar Hall by Jathedar Sri Akal Takhat Sahib

8:00 PM to 1:00AM: Kirtan & Katha Programme at Gurdwara Bibek Sar Sahib by SGPC

July 6, 2013, Saturday

6:30 AM: Foundation Day Procession from Sri Akal Takhat Sahib Gate towards Company Bagh

8:30 AM: Citizens Meet at Company Bagh

10:00 AM: Seminar at Guru Nanak Dev University at seminar hall by Department of Planning

Zero Discharge Park Inaugurations:

12:00 Noon: Park 1-Venue: Blooming Dale Park, Near Spring Blossom School, Green Avenue Park

12:30 PM: Park 2-Venue: Green Ave Main Park Near Verka Booth, Green Ave

1:00 PM: Park 3- Venue: Ranjit Avenue Park

5:00 PM: Inauguration of Photo Exhibition by students at Thakur Singh Art Gallery

Installation of Dustbins by Voice of Amritsar

6:00PM: Venue-1: Rattan Singh Chowk

6:30PM: Venue 2: Basant Ave Market

Also see our who’s taking part page.