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SGPC to organise Gurmat Samagam of Sikh Missionary Colleges in memory of martyrs of Gurdwara Reform Movement
Amrit Sanchar Samagams to be organized at various historical Gurdwaras including Takht Sahibs dedicated to birth anniversary of first Guru: Bibi Jagir Kaur
Jathedars and Granthi Singhs will be present in Panj Piaras during Amrit Sanchar ceremonies: Bibi Jagir Kaur
Amritsar, October 25, 2021:
A big Gurmat Samagam (religious congregation) of Sikh Missionary Colleges is being held at Gurdwara Sri Manji Sahib Diwan Hall in the memory of martyrs of the Gurdwara Reform Movement dedicated to the centenary of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC).
Addressing a press conference, SGPC President Bibi Jagir Kaur said that one hundred years have passed since the establishment of the SGPC, the religious representative body of the Sikh community.
She said that this entire year is dedicated to the centenary of the SGPC under which various Gurmat Samagams were conducted.
Bibi Jagir Kaur said now a big Gurmat Samagam of preachers (pracharaks), teachers and students of Sikh Missionary Colleges would be held on October 26 at Gurdwara Sri Manji Sahib Diwan Hall, Sri Amritsar in memory of all the martyrs of Gurdwara Reform Movement in which about 56 Sikh Missionary Colleges would be participating.
Bibi Jagir Kaur said that under the 'Ghar Ghar Andar Dharamsaal' (sacred shrine within every home) campaign launched by the SGPC's Dharam Prachar Committee, about 150 pracharaks teams of SGPC are continuously working, which is getting overwhelming response from the Sangat (community).
“Keeping in view the demand of the Sangat, the Sikh Missionary Colleges will also be made allies in this campaign so that more groups of pracharaks can preach the Sikh faith to the Sangat”, said Bibi Jagir Kaur.
The SGPC President said that under this campaign the Sangat are being imparted knowledge on Gurbani Santhia (lessons on reciting Gurbani accurately), Sikh Rehat Maryada (code of conduct), similarly, the teams are reaching out from house to house and encouraging the youth to keep their hair and take Amrit. So far, around 50,000 persons have got initiated (took Amrit).
Bibi Jagir Kaur informed that keeping in view the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the Dharam Prachar Committee is organising large scale Amrit Sanchar campaign in which the Jathedar of Takht Sahibs and Granthi Singhs will serve as Panj Piaras and initiate (give Amrit) the Sangat.
Bibi Jagir Kaur informed that under the Amrit Sanchar campaign, Gurmat Samagam would be held at Gurdwara Sri Manji Sahib on November 3 and on the same day, Amrit Sanchar will be held at Sri Akal Takht Sahib, in which, the Granthi Singhs will serve as Panj Piaras. Those Sikhs who will take Amrit at Sri Akal Takht Sahib will later join the congregation at Gurdwara Sri Manji Sahib. Similarly Gurmat Samagam and Amrit Sanchar Samagam will be held at Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib on November 7, at Samana on November 11, at Gurdwara Reru Sahib, Sahnewal on November 13, at Takht Sri Damdama Sahib Talwandi Sabo on November 14 and at Gurdwara Sri Ber Sahib, Sultanpur Lodhi on November 19.
Meanwhile, SGPC President Bibi Jagir Kaur strongly condemned the exclusion of Punjabi language from the main subjects. She said that such neglect of Punjabi language could never be tolerated. She appealed to the Centre Government to put aside such discrimination against languages and reintroduce Punjabi language in the main subjects.
Bibi Jagir Kaur said that it was also decided to give a special increment to the employees of Sri Guru Ramdas Hospital Trust who had served in the wards during the COVID-19. She said that in addition to this the hospital administration has been asked to prepare the lists of all these employees who have rendered services during COVID-19 pandemic and send them after verification from the concerned heads of the department. All these employees will also be given one special increment each.
On this occasion SGPC member Bhai Manjit Singh Bhurakohna, assistant secretary media S. Kulwinder Singh Ramdas, OSD to SGPC President Dr Sukhbir Singh, superintendent Malkit Singh Beharwal were present.