A clip showing people of the Sikh community singing Shabad Kirtan on the Great Wall of China has gone viral. An Indian, Harnidh Kaur who happened to be in China during the time of 550th birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev posted a video of a group of people playing the melodious prayer with Harmonium and Tabla sitting on the Great Wall on November 7. The Twitter user further said that Langar, a communal free kitchen of the Sikh community took place at the embassy afterwards. Soon after the video was posted on the internet, people around the world expressed their joy.
I was in Beijing for this Gurpurab, and had the incredible luck of experiencing this! Shabad kirtan on the Great Wall of China! That's ONE way of getting over the homesickness haha.— harnidh|孔知韵 (@PedestrianPoet) November 8, 2019
(Langar happened at the embassy later 😅.) pic.twitter.com/uepJwKcCWq
The people of the internet showered their 'love' on the diversity of the community on the occasion. Harnidh also revealed that she never imagined she will receive 'Kadha Prashad in China'. One of the Twitter users also confessed that even though he was initially not sad about celebrating Gurpurab at home, watching the clip had made him 'homesick'. Others also said that the video made them 'very happy'. One internet user said that the video posted by Harnidh was the 'best thing she saw' that day and that it is 'lovely.
How wonderful it must have been to experience this in a foreign country - love the serenity of the shabad kirtan.— Nandita Iyer (@saffrontrail) November 8, 2019
"Nanak naam jahaaj hai. Charhe so uttare paar"— AnmolSher Singh Bedi (@Bedi_AnmolSher) November 1, 2019
O Nanak, the name of Waheguru is like a ship that will take you to salvation.
Shabad Kirtan at the Great Wall of China to commemorate the 550th Birth Anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.@MEAIndia @IndianDiplomacy @EOIBeijing pic.twitter.com/7oAOJdX0vF
I am not as far from home as Beijing, but this made me homesick! Kinda sad that the video wasn't longer.— Nehmat Kaur (@Nehmat_K) November 8, 2019
Sri Guru Granth Sahib provides unique and unequalled guidance and advice for the whole of the human race. It is the torch that will lead humanity out of Kaljug, (the dark era) to a life in peace, tranquillity and spiritual enlightenment for all the nations of the World.— dilboy (@dilboy) November 8, 2019