Amritsar-The executive committee meeting of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) was held today under the leadership of SGPC President Harjinder Singh Dhami, in which, several important decisions were taken.
Talking to the media after the meeting, SGPC President Harjinder Singh Dhami said that apart from discussing strategy to observe upcoming centenaries related to Sikh history, the executive has taken several decisions.
He said that from now onwards, the SGPC will print holy saroops (scriptures) of Sri Guru Granth Sahib with QR Code technology to list their count and other related information. He said effort will also be made to cover those holy saroops as well which are presently available in different Gurdwaras and with the Sangat at their homes.
About another decision, the SGPC President said that it has been ruled that the employees of SGPC and its related institutions can avail maximum foreign leave of two years in their entire service tenure.
Sharing another development, Harjinder Singh Dhami said that a decision has been taken to construct a big building for the Nishchay Civil Services Training Academy being run by SGPC in Chandigarh to prepare Sikh youth for UPSC (IAS, IPS, IFS), PCS and other competitive exams. He added that this building will be constructed at Gurdwara Sahib Bagh Shaheedan, Sector 44, Chandigarh and initially an amount of Rs 6.50 crore has been approved for this work.
He also said that to increase stay facility for Sangat arriving at Sachkhand Sri Harmandar Sahib, a decision has been taken to extend two floors of three Sarais (inns) each i.e. Sri Guru Arjan Dev Niwas, Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Niwas and Mata Ganga Ji Niwas. He added that before starting this construction, the building department of SGPC will conduct an inspection of the foundation of these Sarais.
Harjinder Singh Dhami also appealed to the Sangat to surely hoist Khalsai (Sikh) flag on top of their houses as per order of Sri Akal Takht Sahib, on the occasion of 325th Khalsa Sajna Diwas. He said that although Khalsa Sajna Diwas was celebrated yesterday (on April 13), but feeling the dedication to community, every Sikh should surely keep Khalsai flag hoisted on top of their houses for the entire April month.
Present in the meeting, included SGPC President Harjinder Singh Dhami, senior vice president Harbhajan Singh Masana, junior vice president Bhai Gurbakhsh Singh Khalsa, general secretary Bhai Rajinder Singh Mehta, executive members Mohan Singh Bangi, Raghbir Singh Saharanmajra, Khushwinder Singh Bhatia, Gurpreet Singh Jhabbar, Jasmer Singh Lachhru, Indramohan Singh Lakhmirwala, Jaswant Singh Purain, Bibi Malkit Kaur Kamalpur, Bibi Hardeep Kaur Khokh, Bibi Jaspal Kaur, secretary Partap Singh, OSD Satbir Singh Dhami, additional secretary Sukhminder Singh, Kulwinder Singh Ramdas, Gurinder Singh Mathrewal, Tejinder Singh Padda, assistant secretary Gurnam Singh, Balwinder Singh Khairabad, Harbhajan Singh Vakta, XeN Sukhjinder Singh, legal adviser Amanbir Singh Siali, in-charge Azaddeep Singh, Tarsem Singh, Parjinder Singh, Gurmej Singh and others were present.

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