• Short Summary

    In New Delhi, the Nirancari Mission - a form of Sikhiam - has just celebrated its silver jubilee with a three-mile (5 km) procession and an unusual weighing ceremony that raised GBP 50,000 sterling (120,000 dollars.)
    The Nirankaris - whose founders deny any link with religion - have followers in many countries abroad, including many south-east Asian countries, East Africa, the United States and Britain.

  • Description

    In New Delhi, the Nirancari Mission - a form of Sikhiam - has just celebrated its silver jubilee with a three-mile (5 km) procession and an unusual weighing ceremony that raised GBP 50,000 sterling (120,000 dollars.)
    The Nirankaris - whose founders deny any link with religion - have followers in many countries abroad, including many south-east Asian countries, East Africa, the United States and Britain.

    The procession took about 3 hours to pass a given point, and the organisers claimed that people from many religions marched together to depict the "unity of people from different races, cultures and religions."
    One of the unusual features of the Nirankaris' festivities was the weighing of their mission head - BABA Gurbachan Singh Ji - and his wife against brand new currency notes. A revolving platform about 10 feet (3 meters) above the ground was used to place the scales.

    The Nirankari mission was founded in 1919 in India. It olaime not to be either a new religion or sect, but a purely spiritual mission for people from all communities and religions.

    SYNOPSIS: The scales were tipped at one-hundred-and-forty-kilograms, and it took notes to the value of nearly fifty-thousand pounds sterling, to balance the scales. The ceremony was conducted on a platform raised ten feet above the ground so that as many as possible could see.

    The celebration was capped by a specially-chartered aircraft showering rose petals on the crowds in the procession, and at the weighing ceremony.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF1IOU7UUL1F57MYWBEKE40D9I
    Media URN:
    VLVAF1IOU7UUL1F57MYWBEKE40D9I
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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