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Baisakhi 2018: Revelers gear up for the celebration of the Sikh New Year

Baisakhi, popularly known as Vaisakhi, will be celebrated on April 14 this year. In Chandigarh, college students were spotted in ethnic clothes and some also performed on Punjabi songs to kick-start the Baisakhi celebrations.

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The festival of Baisakhi is a harvest festival celebrated across India among the Sikh community. Popularly known as Vaisakhi, it will be celebrated on April 14 this year. This day marks the beginning of the Sikh New Year and also, the traditional solar New Year for Hindus. People indulge in family gatherings and savour delicious Punjabi food to welcome the new year with great enthusiasm. In Chandigarh, college students were spotted in ethnic clothes and some also performed on Punjabi songs to kick-start their Baisakhi celebrations. (Source: PTI)

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A young bunch of students wearing vibrant colours were seen dancing to the beats of dhol during the celebration of the Baisakhi festival. (Source: PTI)

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In Amritsar, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee officials handed over passports to Sikh devotees after they got the visa to visit Pakistan to celebrate Baisakhi. (Source: PTI)

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The Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place on April 13, 1919 — on the Baisakhi day — after Brigadier-General Reginald Edward Harry Dyer ordered 50 British Indian Army soldiers to open fire on a crowd. The massacre marks one of the darkest moment in Indian history. A foreigner was captured reading the history of Jallianwala Bagh massacre at its memorial in Amritsar. (Source: PTI)

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People in Amritsar visit the infamous Jallianwala Bagh ahead of Baisakhi festival. (Source: PTI)