SGPC Head Avtar Singh Makkar gave orders to not allow fireworks and lightening of lamps to celebrate Diwali at Sri Harmandar Sahib. Instead, he put in orders for thousands of flowers from the around the world.
Some of the more expensive flowers were brought in from Malaysia and South India. An airline was especially used to bring the flowers from around India and Malaysia. The flowers will also be used to decorate Gurpurab celebrations of Sri Guru Ram Das Ji.