Tue. Jul 5th, 2022


 

Amritsar:  In the Dharam Prachar Committee (DPC) meeting presided over by Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) President Advocate S. Harjinder Singh at the SGPC office on Tuesday, the decision has been taken to organise grand Gurmat Samagams (religious congregations) and Amrit Sanchar Samagams (initiation ceremony) in every constituency. It has also been decided to organise Gurmat Camps in the cities and villages during the summer vacations of the students to impart basic knowledge of Gurbani, Sikh Rehat Maryada (code of conduct) and the Gurus’ history to them.

Moreover, the SGPC’s DPC will also carry out programs to preach Sikh faith through digital medium with the aim of taking the religious preaching campaign to the international level, as per the need of the hour.

Giving information about the decisions taken in the DPC’s meeting, Advocate S. Harjinder Singh said under the vigorous Dharam Prachar Lehar (religious preaching campaign) the groups of pracharaks will be sent to all the villages of Punjab and with the support of SGPC members, a grand Gurmat Samagam and Kirtan Darbar will be organised in every constituency. He said Amrit Sanchar will also be organised during these congregations.

SGPC President said the students and staff of Sikh Missionary Colleges and Gurmat Institutions will organise Gurmat teaching camps in the Gurdwara Sahibs during the summer vacations. Under these camps, knowledge about Gurbani, Gurus’ history and Sikh Rehat Maryada will be shared in every village for a period of one month and on the conclusion of the camp, a march will be carried out against the menace of drugs.

SGPC President said that the preaching of Sikh faith will also be done through digital mediums with the view of the present era being of technology. He said, under this, the dhadis (balladeers), kavishars (poets) and pracharaks (preachers) will carry out the work of religious preaching from the platforms of social media.

He said a decision has also been taken to organise 5-day Gurmat refresher course camps for the religious teachers of SGPC’s educational institutions and staff of Gurmat colleges and institutions. The expert scholars of Gurmat will address during these refresher camps on the topic of ‘Gurmat Education and Teaching Guidelines’ and along with this, the teachers will also be motivated to prepare the Sikh youths for tackling the present Panthak challenges. During the meeting, the simplification of administrative affairs of Dharam Prachar Committee was also done.

Joint committee for release of Sikh prisoners expanded by S. Harjinder Singh

Expanding the joint committee formed by the SGPC on the directions of Sri Akal Takht Sahib for the release of Sikh prisoners lodged in different Indian jails, SGPC President Advocate S. Harjinder Singh added two more members. As per the information released from SGPC office, two members including S. Bhupinder Singh Minhas, President, Gurdwara Board, Takht Sachkhand Sri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib, Nanded and S. Avtar Singh Hit, President of Takht Sri Harmandar Ji Patna Sahib Management Board, have been added to the joint committee.

Speaking in this regard, SGPC President S. Harjinder Singh said the presidents of two managements of Takht Sahibs from outside Punjab have been taken in as representatives in the 9-member joint committee formed for the release of Sikh prisoners so that the voice of entire country could be raised for this cause.

SGPC President said that in the first meeting of this joint committee on May 19, discussion will be held to finalise the future strategy.

SGPC President condemns disrespect of Gutka Sahib in Bathinda

SGPC President Advocate S. Harjinder Singh has taken strict notice of disrespect of Gurbani’s holy Gutka Sahib and Pothis by throwing the angs (limbs) from a tower situated on Multania road in Bathinda. He said he has asked the SGPC’s area member Bibi Joginder Kaur and manager of Gurdwara Haji Rattan, Bathinda to lodge a police complaint against the accused people.

In a press statement issued from the SGPC office, Advocate S. Harjinder Singh said that those who commit disrespect of Gurbani should not be spared in any case and the government should take action against the culprits who committed this deplorable crime. He said SGPC has lodged a complaint in this case to the police.

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