Amritsar Foundation Day, which marks the day when Sikh Guru Ram Das founded the city in 1577, has been revived in recent years after EcoSikh petitioned to observe the historical day following years of indifference. Four years after its birth, EcoAmritsar has emerged as a leading environmental organization in Punjab, entrusted with making Amritsar cleaner and greener and ensuring the longevity of the city for future generations. Amritsar Foundation Day is one event where EcoAmritsar spreads awareness about environmental degradation and spreads the Sikh gurus’ messages about caring for Mother Earth.
“Amritsar Foundation Day is now being celebrated as a green event,” said EcoAmritsar Program Administrator and coordinator of events, Tarundeep Singh. “It is not only a day to remember Sri Guru Ram Das ji establishing the city, but also a day to take pride and responsibility in the longevity of this place we call ‘home’ and ensuring the environment is healthy enough for the next 438 years.”