#Diwali and #BandiChhorDivas: Shining a ‘virtual’ light on festivities

Coronavirus means this year’s festival of lights will be very different from the usual celebrations.

Sikhs will also be taking part in Bandi Chhor Divas, commemorating the release from prison and return to Amritsar of the sixth guru or spiritual leader, Guru Hargobind, in 1619.

Raj Manvinder Singh Kang, from the Sikh Council, said: “This year things will be different to reflect the current Covid-19 guidelines. Families won’t be able to see their loved ones, especially the older generation, as many are shielding or being precautious due to the virus.

“Gurdwaras have had to find alternative ways to ensure that community can still be connected so many have set up live stream programmes on a daily basis.”

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