Sat. Dec 2nd, 2023


Amritsar-Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) President Harjinder Singh Dhami stated that open tenders will quickly be known as for Gurbani broadcast from Sachkhand Sri Harmandar Sahib. He stated {that a} five-member committee has been shaped for this job, which is able to resolve the phrases and circumstances. The SGPC President that pointless controversy is being intentionally created by some individuals concerning the Gurbani broadcast and it’s unhappy that the Chief Minister (CM) of Punjab Bhagwant Singh Mann can also be a participant in it.

Harjinder Singh Dhami stated that as per the principles, since 1998, the SGPC had given the rights to broadcast Gurbani from Sri Harmandar Sahib to varied channels, underneath which the present settlement with G-Next Media Private Limited (PTC Channel) is as much as July 2023. This final settlement was signed on July 24, 2012, for 11 years and now, after its expiration, a contemporary course of shall be carried ahead. He additionally stated that underneath the continued settlement, G-Next Media had determined to provide Rs 1 crore yearly (with a ten% annual enhance) to the training fund of SGPC, based on which all of the due quantity has been deposited up to now.

He stated {that a} Maryada (conduct) is obligatory for the broadcasting of Gurbani, on account of which everybody can’t be given the liberty to broadcast it.

“Whoever gets the right to broadcast Gurbani will have to respect the religious sentiments of the Sangat (community + pilgrims) besides following the norms and rules laid by the SGPC. Worldwide broadcasting of Gurbani should also be ensured. On the other hand, if open broadcast of Gurbani is allowed, many cases will arise against the Maryada, especially the controversy regarding advertising”, stated Harjinder Singh Dhami.

He stated that the SGPC could be very severe about Gurbani broadcasting, whereas Punjab CM Bhagwant Singh Mann is doing politics on this topic.

“Bhagwant Singh Mann sometimes asks the Sangat to stop putting money in Golaks (offering boxes at Gurdwaras) and sometimes tries to create confusion regarding the issue of Gurbani broadcast. It does not suit the person holding the responsible position of the Chief Minister”, stated Harjinder Singh Dhami.

In response to Bhagwant Singh Mann’s feedback about him, the SGPC president stated that if the Chief Minister can inform that he’s not a parrot of Delhi?

“Bhagwant Singh Mann does not know the history of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the SGPC”, he stated.

Reminding Mann in regards to the historical past, SGPC President stated that Master Tara Singh remained President of SAD in addition to the SGPC. Moreover, Mohan Singh Nagoke and Mohan Singh Tur concurrently remained Presidents of SAD in addition to Jathedars of Sri Akal Takht Sahib.

“The Chief Minister is making absurd statements because he lacks knowledge about the Sikh principles of Miri Piri (Sikh doctrine of a close relationship between devotion and power)”, stated Harjinder Singh Dhami. The SGPC President suggested Punjab CM to concentrate to the federal government’s work and converse inside his limitations.

On this event, SGPC General Secretary Bhai Gurcharan Singh Grewal, members Bhai Rajinder Singh Mehta, Harjap Singh Sultanwind, and Gurpreet Singh Jhabbar, SGPC secretary Partap Singh, OSD Satbir Singh Dhami, further secretaries Balwinder Singh Kahlwan and Gurinder Singh Mathrewal, supervisor Satnam Singh Mangasarai, assistant secretaries Shahbaz Singh and Jaswinder Singh Jassi have been current.

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