‘Sangat and Pangat’ Punjab’s theme of Tableau on Republic Day : The concept of ‘Sangat and Pangat’ was instituted by Guru Nanak Dev. ‘Sangat ‘ the congregation and ‘Pangat’ signifies Line. Guru Nanak started with this concept well known as ‘Guru ka Langar’ (the community Kitchen’that signifies the love for humanity with the spirit of communal harmony. This is the theme of the tableau of the Punjab government on the Republic Day this year, an official spokesperson said.Sharing in detail, the spokesperson said that the tableau of the state government at the Republic Day-2018 parade on January 26 will be in the form of ‘Sangat and Pangat’, displaying the oneness of humanity completely in keeping with the teachings of the great ‘Guru Sahiban’.He detailed that the tableau would also exhibit the way in which the free community kitchen called ‘langar’ is prepared through the voluntary efforts of the people, thus lending in their minds a feeling of supreme bliss regarding the entire process.
The tableau would showcase the humane traditions in which ‘Sangat’, the congregation of people who sit together setting aside the boundaries of caste, creed and religion in ‘Pangat’, meaning sharing langar (community kitchen), the spokesperson said.The spokesperson said that the institution of ‘langar’ was started by the first of the 10 Sikh Gurus, Guru Nanak Dev. Third Sikh Guru Amar Dass continued the great tradition and made it a rule that nobody would be granted an audience until him or her shares ‘langar’.
– PTC News