• Short Summary

    DECORATED ELEPHANTS, CAMELS AND HORSES HEADED A PROCESSION OF 200,000 SIKHS IN NEW DELHI YESTERDAY, (SATURDAY) AS THEY CELEBRATED ON THE EVE OF THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF GURU NANAK -- FOUNDER OF THE SIKH FAITH.

  • Description

    1.
    GV & SV CAMELS IN PROCESSION (3 SHOTS)
    0.22

    2.
    GV & SV PAN IMITATION HORSE-DRAWN CHARIOTS (2 SHOTS)
    0.32

    3.
    SV CROWD
    0.35

    4.
    SV & CU PAINTING OF GURU NANAK
    0.41

    5.
    GV & SV ELEPHANTS (3 SHOTS)
    0.59

    6.
    GV & SV SIKHS ON HORSEBACK
    1.08

    7.
    SV TWO SMALL GIRLS LOOK ON
    1.12

    8.
    SV SIKHS CARRYING DRAWN SWORDS WALK PAST
    1.17

    9.
    GV CROWD
    1.20

    10.
    SV YOUNG BOYS MARCHING PAST
    1.20

    11.
    SV CROWD
    1.25

    12.
    GV CROWD AROUND FLOAT COVERED WITH FLOWERS
    1.33

    13.
    SV LINE OF SIKHS WITH SWORDS DRAWN
    1.36

    14.
    SV TWO SIKHS IN SWORDSMANSHIP DISPLAY
    1.41



    Initials SAW/V/BOB/PS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: DECORATED ELEPHANTS, CAMELS AND HORSES HEADED A PROCESSION OF 200,000 SIKHS IN NEW DELHI YESTERDAY, (SATURDAY) AS THEY CELEBRATED ON THE EVE OF THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF GURU NANAK -- FOUNDER OF THE SIKH FAITH.

    THE TURBANED, BEARDED SIKHS, WITH THEIR WIVES AND CHILDREN, MARCHED IN AN EIGHT-MILE COLOURFUL PROCESSION CHANTING FROM THE GRANTH SAHEB, THEIR HOLY SCRIPTURE.

    SIKH HOLY MEN TOOK PART IN THE PROCESSION.

    CELEBRATIONS WERE HELD IN OTHER PARTS OF INDIA INCLUDING AMRITSAR IN THE PUNJAB, WHERE THOUSANDS OF SIKHS CONVERSED ON THE GOLDEN-DOMED GURDWARA (SIKH TEMPLE). MANY SIKHS HAVE GONE TO NANKANA SAHEB IN WEST PAKISTAN, WHERE THE GURU WAS BORN.

    THE GOVERNMENT OF PUNJAB STATE HOME OF THE SIKHS, IS SPENDING MILLIONS OF RUPEES ON THE CELEBRATIONS AND ON SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS DURING THE CENTENARY YEAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAN0K0NZDLMFUZ8Y2UNBV5NSAZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAN0K0NZDLMFUZ8Y2UNBV5NSAZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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