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  1. Why Sant Jarnail Singh Ji did not trust the pseudo-Sikhs of the Akali-Dal or the S.G.P.C https://tisarpanthdotcom.wordpress.com/2016/12/23/friends-and-foes/
  2. And so the much publicised Khanda has collapsed less than a year after inaugaration. I kind of feel this indicates that hankaari projects like this , using symbols made up and usurped by sgpc should be shunned and shut down. http://activepunjab.com/worlds-highest-khanda-collapsed/
  3. http://sikhsiyasat.net/2016/11/05/avtar-singh-makkar-shunted-out-kirpal-singh-badungar-is-new-sgpc-chief/
  4. From gurmuatuk's FB status: Some of you may have tuned into the live broadcast I did on SikhNet's facebook page yesterday of Gurugaddi Nagar kirtan and Gurdwara here in Espanola,New Mexico. Shortly after Facebook notified me that the video was taken down because of a "copyright claim" by PTC Punjabi PTC News. I contacted PTC television about releasing their claim and this was the response (see image). Who are these guys and who do they think they are? First, They need to pay a little more attention since my video had nothing to do with Harmandir sahib, and secondly can't believe how commercial the SGPC has let the golden temple become. When I was there in march I had "Sevadhars" Harass me for taking a time lapse video/photo on a small iPhone stand. Even just resting my phone on my backpack was taboo. No doubt they are "protecting" the audio and visuals of harmandir sahib for commercial interests with PTC and others who have no right to claim anything for what is first and foremost for the Sangat and NOT a business transaction. To quote Rahul: "Please desist from doing that" ☠️
  5. Gurpartaap Singh is a young newly baptised Sikh originating from the Hindu faith. The Sikh Relief team were horrified and saddened to hear the details surrounding his violent ordeal. Gurpartaap Singh, alongside some of his friends were happily engaged in some service around the Harmandar Sahib complex, during one of their shifts, a mobile phone was stolen, the SGPC infamous “task force” decided that Gurpartaap Singh was the culprit and he was beaten so badly he suffered broken bones in both his arms and his legs were beaten so badly that the skin on his thighs has begun to rot. The family of Gurpartaap Singh were very upset and shocked by what has happened to their son, the families financial situation is very poor and ensuring long term treatment and rehabilitation for Gurpartaap SIngh to fully recover from his horrific injuries is something that they are financially unable to do. Anyone wishing to support this case and cover the cost for Gurpartaap Singh’s treatment can do so. Sikh Relief chief support worker Parminder Singh Amloh said “Gurpartaap Singh was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital, Amritsar, but his condition did not improve with treatment, so Sikh Relief has shifted Gurpartaap Singh to Amandeep Hospital, Amritsar where we will, with the generous support of our supporters, oversee all his medical costs and treatment. We will keep you informed of Gurpartaap Singh’s progress.
  6. Daas really wanted to know this, as in the Sarbat Khalsa of 1986 everyone had accepted a new person as Jathedar of the Akal Takht, but when Jagtar Singh became the Jathedar; the SGPC openly denies it ever happening. (They both became Jathedar because of the Sarbat Khalsa). Can anyone also tell Daas why there would need to be a separate Jathedar of GurSikhs and Gurmukhs; (Sarbat Khalsa Jathedars), and one for Manmukhs and Mahapaapis, (SGPC Jathedars)?
  7. http://m.timesofindia.com/city/amritsar/Global-Sikh-body-to-train-bilingual-missionaries/articleshow/50971222.cms [The SGPC probably isn't really going to do anything]
  8. Guru Pyario, I'm not sure what to make of this video. We have a short clip in which it appears an SGPC goon is trying to stop a Kirtani Singh from reciting a certain shabad. Anyone with more info on this and which Gurdwara Sahib this is?
  9. ਐਸ.ਜੀ.ਪੀ.ਸੀ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਮੰਜੀ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦੀਵਾਨ ਹਾਲ ਵਿਖੇ ਸਰਬੱਤ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਬੁਲਾਉਣ ਦੀ ਮਨਜੂਰੀ ਤੋਂ ਇੰਨਕਾਰ https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1721695401392706&id=1582169588678622&ref=bookmarks
  10. Which anti-Sikh process and individuals elected makker and SGPC to rule over our religious and political affairs?
  11. I have always wondered how to implement a change in Golak reliance and the arguments for control of it ... no golak no power games/politics just read this , made me smile https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=375746569284717&set=a.188247924701250.1073741833.100005481313139&type=3&theater
  12. File photo of Bhai Baldev Singh Wadala AMRITSAR SAHIB, Punjab (September 12, 2015)—Meting punishing for showing solidarity with Panthik interests, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Friday removed noted Sikh Kirtani Bhai Baldev Singh Wadala as Hazuri Ragi of Sri Darbar Sahib and shifted him to Gurdwara Patshahi Nauvi Jeend (Haryana). It may be recalled that in a bid to stop the misuse of donations of the Sikh Sangat, he opposed appointment of chief secretary Harcharan Singh who is being paid Rs 3 lakh monthly. He opposed the move as per the rules of the Gurdwara Act. In his transfer letter, SGPC alleged that he has revolted against the institution and broken it’s discipline. His services at Sri Darbar Sahib had already been terminated after the appointment of chief secretary. On Friday, the a formal announcement was then made. It is noteworthy that Bhai Wadala is very popular amongst Sikh masses due to his unique way of singing Gurbani Kirtan. Sikh Sangat enjoys his sweet voice while his jatha is performing kirtan. He is also considered as an activist with Panthik spirit and working in tandem with the Sikh way.
  13. Waheguru i wanted to know where i can find the budget each year the sgpc passes. Is it available online also i need to know 1 how many gurdwaras are under there control 2 how many parcharks the sgpc have working for them 3 how many schools are under there control 4 how many religious training schools they have/ how many parcharks they train each year 5. how many people does sgpc employ im trying to find out how much money they take in and what they spend it on. Is this kind of information easily available online for anyone to look through
  14. Waheguru Some good news From: DailySikhupdates.com SGPC Says It Encouraged 14,000 Sikh Youth to Come Back to SikhiDaily Sikh Updates 15 May, 2015 at 00:20 During December of 214 The SGPC launched a program called ‘Sikhi Saroop Mera Asli Roop’ in an effort to council Sikh youngsters to keep their kesh and to get them to follow teachings of Sikhi. The SGPC with 100 parcharaks went to various villages and over 1,000 schools across Punjab to identify Sikh youths who’ve cut their hair and to counsel and encourage them to come back to Sikhi. The SGPC’s Dharam Parchar Committee head Jagdev Singh was quoted in a newspaper saying, “We go to schools, identify Sikh students who have cut their hair, separate them for a lecture, and tell them that being Sikh will bring them more respect in society. We also pick two students, one with a turban and another without, and give a spot demo on how wearing a turban increases height and makes them more handsome. Students are also told that this is a way to stay healthy as going to the hairdresser can give them infectious diseases that spread through scissors.” The SGPC says they have received a commitment by 14,000 youth to “never go patit again”. Reportedly, the students will be honored during the celebrations of the 350th day of the founding of Sri Anandpur Sahib Ji. “The first phase of the drive is approaching the end. As many as 14,000 students signed the undertaking to grow their hair and follow the tenets of Sikhism. SGPC may soon start another leg of the drive,” said Balwinder Singh Jaura Singha, secretary of the Dharam Parchar Committee. The education department responded to the efforts of the SGPC, “This hasn’t come to my notice,” said District Education Officer (Secondary Education) Satinderbir Singh. “If SGPC is only asking Sikh students to start following the tenets of their religion, it is just a kind of moral education, but if the preachers are asking students of other religions to start following Sikhism, that is wrong. Ideally, however, such an exercise should not be held in schools. Schools are secular in nature.”
  15. Source: http://singhstation.net/2015/03/sgpc-rejects-movie-nanak-shah-fakir/ Set to be released film next month, the upcoming movie on biopic of Guru Nanak Dev ji “Nanak Shah Fakir ‘is already trapped in disputes. The Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhik Committee (SGPC) has condemned the release and any approvals given to the movie. SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar said the committee has discarded the film. Nevertheless, if the film is released it will have to suffer damage. Talking about the message at the beginning of the film’s trailer posted over YouTube, “With the support of the Akal Takht Sahib and Blasings (Akal Takht, with the support and blessing),” Makkar objected to it and said that SGPC has already clarified that movie script of any movie based on Sikh religion has to be first submitted for clearance. He further stated that Sikh Gurus or their family members can not be depicted in the film but since the movie depicts the characters of Guru Nanak, though in graphic form and also his family members, so SGPC wont approve this movie. It is to be noticed here that a Sikh youth body named Sikh Youth of Punjab (SYP) has already announced to oppose upcoming movie “Nanak Shah Fakir”. Besides SYP, Sikh community in Australia has also condemned the movie and launched a petition to Australian Censor Board to ban the movie release.
  16. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ, ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫਤਿਹ Sgpc To Take Up Key Sikh Issues During Pm Modi’S Amritsar VisitAmritsar, March 21 With Prime Minister Narendra Modi all set to visit the holy city on Monday, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) is gearing up to take up a host of issues related to the Sikh community with him. Sources said these issues included racist attacks on the Sikhs in countries such as the USA. The SGPC would urge the PM to utilise the government’s diplomatic channels with the countries concerned, so that the Sikhs don’t face problems emerging out of mistaken identity and security barriers. Besides, it would also take up the issue of ban on wearing turban and ‘kirpan’ in countries like France. Sources said the SGPC would also urge Modi to look into its demand for the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor connecting Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur with the historic Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan. The gurdwara holds great significance for Sikhs as Guru Nanak Dev spent the last 18 years of his life there. The distance between Dera Baba Nanak and Kartarpur Sahib is a meagre 3 km and Sikhs have for long been demanding unrestricted access to the historic shrine through a visa-free corridor connecting the two places. The SGPC would also request the government to facilitate a Pakistan visa centre in Amritsar. The move would be of great help to the Sikhs visiting historic shrines in the neighbouring country, as currently they get visa for Pakistan from New Delhi. Issues at hand Problems faced by Sikhs due to hate crimes and ban on religious gears in foreign countries Demand for visa-free corridor connecting Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur and Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan Request for a visa centre for Pakistan in Amritsar Need for a subsidised LPG supply for ‘langar’ facility at the Golden Temple Complex Youth Akali Dal leader writes to Modi Jalandhar: Two days ahead of PM Narendra Modi’s visit to the state, Youth Akali Dal vice-president JS Garhdiwala has written to him and expressed resentment over reduction of Rs32,104 crore in the schemes meant for the SC/ST community across the country. As the post-matric scholarship meant for SC/ST students was one of the key schemes to be funded by this budget, the reduction in allocation would affect the progress of these communities, he stated. — TNS
  17. http://singhstation.net/2015/03/sgpc-virtually-ends-nanakshahi-calendar/ Amritsar – The SGPC move to come out with Sikh New Year calendar having “Bikrami character” has not found favour with Sikh organisations in various countries. These organisations have rejected the new calendar and expressed their resentment over the changes made in the NanakShahi Calendar. With the Sikh high priests releasing a calendar on a new pattern for the Sikh New Year, though in the guise of Nanakshahi calendar, it is virtually the end of the road for the Nanakshahi calendar that was introduced in 2003 and was later amended in 2010. Set to cause more confusion over dates of certain events and missing out on important days of other religions, the special one-year edition of Nanakshahi Calendar (NC) 2015-16 (Samwat 547) was released by Jathedar of Akal Takht Giani Gurbachan Singh on Saturday. A quick look at the new calendar 2015-16 gives the impression that it is a hurried job as it mentions only 79 occasions against the 126 in NC 2014-15. The calendar is said to have been prepared on the basis of Gurbani and historic sources by an 11-member committee constituted by SGPC. The new calendar has listed the death anniversaries of Sukhdev Singh Sukha and Harjinder Singh Jinda and that of Baba Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. It also gives the dates of the deaths of Bhai Satwant Singh and Bhai Kehar Singh but do not mention that of Beant Singh. The new one also lists Independence Day and Republic Day. The martyrdom anniversary of Guru Arjan Dev was observed on June 1 in NC 2014-15, but falls on May 22 as per the new one and on June 16 according to the original NC. Similarly, the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh was given as December 28 in the previous NC, but has been fixed as January 16 in the new calendar; it was January 5 as per the Nanakshahi calendar. The new calendar has also missed out Sikh religious days like Chotta Ghallughara, Saka Paonta Sahib, Morcha Guru Ka Bagh, Sarhind Fateh Diwas and birth anniversary of Bhagat Ravi Das After its release, the Akal Takht jathedar clarified that the calendar would be applicable for the current year only. Expecting protest from those backing the Pal Singh Purewal-authored NC, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) officials changed the venue of its release at the eleventh hour from Gurdwara Manji Sahib Diwan Hall to the Akal Takht secretariat. According to The Tribune News, American Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (AGPC) coordinator Dr Pritpal Singh said, “We reject the committee constituted by the Sikh clergy to resolve the calendar row and the calendar released by the SGPC.” He said the AGPC had been following the original Nanakshahi calendar since 2003 and would continue to do so in future. He said their apprehensions regarding the revival of Bikrami calendar have come true with the fresh SGPC move. He urged the Akal Takht Jathedar not to play with Sikh sentiments. The Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) also stated that it would stick to the original Nanakshahi calendar. PSGPC general secretary Gopal Singh Chawla, said, “The PSGPC led by its president Sham Singh released the original Nanakshahi calendar for the New Year on Saturday.” He said they would continue to follow it in future as it symbolised the distinct identity of Sikhs. Gulbarg Singh of the Global Sikh Council (GSC) also rejected efforts by “any local organisation, especially the one under the control of a politician, to decide on global Panthic matters”. “Therefore, any decision, made by any committee, formed by the SGPC by exploiting the name of Akal Takht, to sabotage Nanakshahi calendar, the symbol of Khalsa Panth’s sovereignty, will not be acceptable,” he said. Referring to the Sikh Gurdwara Act, he said the SGPC’s responsibility and authority was limited to the management of historic Sikh shrines in Punjab and others under its control. “Under the Act, no jathedar of any shrine, including Akal Takht, has been assigned any authority to act as a spokesperson for the Sarbat Khalsa, the Khalsa Panth.” He felt it was high time for the Sarbat Khalsa to become active and discharge its duties independent of any outside influences, political or otherwise. The National Sikh Council of Australia Inc, which is a member of the GSC, also said the SGPC’s authority was limited to Punjab and Haryana only and not all Sikhs in the world. The council said,“The SGPC represents gurdwaras in Punjab and Haryana only, but most of the simple-minded diaspora Sikhs are under the impression that the SGPC is the controlling body of all Sikhs in the world, which is not true. The GSC should not follow the SGPC, rather the SGPC should follow the GSC,” it stated in a letter written to Gulbarg Singh of the GSC. Share this: http://singhstation.net/2015/03/sgpc-virtually-ends-nanakshahi-calendar/@mrsinghstation
  18. PATNA Sahib, Bihar, India (February 20, 2015)—The apex Sikh body, SGPC, has taken over the control of Takht Sri Patna Sahib management. The 15 member committee elected 5 members and Avtar Makkar was named as head of the management committee unanimously. The SGPC enjoys control over majority of Gurdwaras in Punjab, Chandigarh and Himachal Pardesh. Now with the control of Takht Sri Patna Sahib, it can make decisions regarding 4 of the 5 takhts. The fifth takht, Sri Hazoor Sahib, is run independently of SGPC control. SGPC President was congratulated by DSGMC President Manjit Singh GK. Some scholars have hinted that Makkar had been made head at Takht Sri Patna Sahib to empty the president’s position at SGPC headquarters in Sri Amritsar. Salwinder Singh (Tata Nagar) became senior vice president, Bibi Kamaljeet Kaur got elected as junior vice president, Sarjinder Singh (Patna Sahib) was made general secretary and Mahinder Singh Chhabra as secretary. Source: Sikh24.com
  19. http://seavent.blogspot.in/2015/02/msg-thanks-sgpc.html Hi All, I think MSG Baba should send a bouquet and a thanks letter to the SGPC, as they must have had saved a lot of budget on promotions of this movie, It is a hit even before its launched. On the contrary, a movie like Eh janam tumhare lekhe, couldnt survive the turmoil of commericial movies for even a week. A brilliant movie glorifying Sikhs (Bhagat Ji), was not even noticed by many. SHame! Pls read the blog, comment and share and guide me as well. May be there are many dimensions yet to explore. REGARDS Navjit.
  20. This is major issue that needs to be resolved, my local Gurdwara was unsure of when the Gurprubs and other dates are to occur. Revive Nanakshahi calendar: Sikh bodies Perneet Singh Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 19 The Sikh clergys decision to change the date for celebrating Guru Gobind Singhs birth anniversary from December 28 to January 7 has revived the Nanakshahi calendar row. Some organisations have questioned the move while others have renewed the demand for reverting to the original Nanakshahi calendar. Bibi Kiranjot Kaur, SGPC member, said it was time that the controversy was resolved once and for all. The community must decide whether it wants to follow the Bikrami calendar or the original Nanakshahi calendar. You cannot hold deliberations every year to decide Gurpurb dates, she said. Bibi Kiranjot said the two-member panel comprising SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar and Damdami Taksal chief Baba Harnam Singh Khalsa had ignored technical aspects while amending the original Nanakshahi calendar. Former Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti said the matter should be reconsidered. He said if there were any shortcomings in the original Nanakshahi calendar, these should be removed with the help of Sikh intellectuals. Harvinder Singh Sarna, SAD (Delhi) general secretary, said the Nanakshahi calendar came into being after intense deliberations and there was no clash of Gurpurb dates. He accused the Sikh clergy of double speak. When my brother Paramjit Singh Sarna used to celebrate Gurpurbs as per the original calendar, he was dubbed anti-Panthic. Where does the clergy stand now, he asked. American Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (AGPC) coordinator Pritpal Singh said the implementation of the original calendar could end the confusion. He said Akal Takht must convene a meeting of Sikh organisations to resolve the issue. DSGMC to celebrate Gurpurb on Dec 28 Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjeet Singh GK said though there were many discrepancies, Akal Takht was supreme and its decision should be accepted by all. He, however, said the DSGMC would celebrate Gurpurb on December 28 as it had already reserved the Lakhi Shah Vanjara Hall for the event. Manjeet Singh GK Manjeet Singh GK voices that matter The community must decide whether it wants to follow the Bikrami calendar or the original Nanakshahi calendar. Bibi Kiranjot Kaur, sgpc member if there are any shortcomings in the original Nanakshahi calendar, these should be removed in consultation with Sikh intellectuals. Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, former jathedar of akal takht The original Nanakshahi calendar came into being after intense deliberations and there was no clash of Gurpurb dates. Harvinder Singh Sarna, sad (delhi) general secretary Top Dal Khalsa criticises Akal Takht Jathedar Says Gurpurb row has divided Panth Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, November 19 The Dal Khalsa today criticised the Akal Takht chief for creating confusion over the birth anniversary of the Tenth Guru. As per the amended Nanakshahi calendar, the anniversary falls on Jauary 7, 2015. Party spokespersons Kanwar Pal Singh, Dr Manjinder Singh and Ranbir Singh said instead of bringing about oneness, Jathedar Gurbachan Singh had created divisions in the Panth. According to the Nanakshahi calendar introduced on March 14, 2003, Guru Gobind Singh's Gurpurb falls on January 5. They appealed to the Jathedar to revert to the original calendar to end divisions within the Panth and not become a part of SAD's "divisive" politics. On BJP leaders criticising Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, they said: The Badals dont deserve any sympathy. They ditched the Sikhs to capture power, that too at the cost of Sikh interests and aspirations. Urging the Sikhs not to associate themselves with the RSS and its offshoots, the Dal Khalsa leaders said on assuming power at the Centre, "they have changed their strategy, surcharged the atmosphere with their fanatic ideology and adopted power politics to fulfil their agenda of making India a Hindu nation. They said the RSS-BJP were hell-bent on making inroads into Sikh-dominated areas. Akal Takht, SGPC pass the buck on calendar row Pak gurdwara panel willing to take initiative for resolving the controversy Perneet Singh Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 20 Though the SGPC and Akal Takht today said in unison that the confusion caused by Nanakshahi calendar row should end, they appeared to be passing the buck on initiating corrective measures. However, both of them didn't rule out the possibility of further amendments to the Nanakshahi calendar. Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh said, "We would certainly like this confusion to end so that we don't have to change Gurpurb dates in future. We have also kept a provision for making further amendments." He, however, said they had received no suggestions till now. He also made it clear that the two-member panel comprising SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar and Damdami Taksal chief Baba Harnam Singh Khalsa, which was constituted for making amendments to the calendar a few years ago, would have to take the initiative, if any changes were to be made. Makkar threw the ball in Akal Takht's court saying "whatever Akal Takht decides on the issue will be acceptable to us. We have always acknowledged the supremacy of Akal Takht." On the other hand, the newly constituted team of the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) is contemplating to hold a "World Sikh Convention" at Nankana Sahib to deliberate on the issue. Talking to The Tribune on the phone from Pakistan, PSGPC member Gopal Singh said they were to hold the convention alongside Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrations early this month, but could not do so because some key Sikh leaders from Indian and Germany could not reach Pakistan due to visa issues. He said they would soon announce a fresh date for the convention. The Sikh leaders in Pakistan plan to extend an invitation to the Jathedars of all five Takhts, besides key Sikh organisations like the SGPC and the DSGMC for the convention. Former PSGPC president Bishen Singh said, "We may be having our differences with the SGPC over the calendar issue, but we would welcome them to air their views. We will also be sending invites to Sikh leaders in countries like the USA, the UK, Canada and even Afghanistan. We wish to bridge the divide in the community and work for the unity of Sikhs across the globe." The PSGPC follows the original Nanakshahi calendar, while the SGPC follows its amended version. In the past, the SGPC and the PSGPC had been at loggerheads over the Nanakshahi calendar row. Giani Gurbachan Singh, Akal takht jathedar"We will like this confusion to end so that we don't have to change Gurpurb dates in future. We have also kept a provision for making further amendments." Giani Gurbachan Singh, Akal takht jathedar Avtar Singh Makkar, SGPC president"Whatever Akal Takht decides will be acceptable to us. We have always acknowledged the supremacy of Akal Takht." Avtar Singh Makkar, SGPC president
  21. Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji Ki Fateh, Watched this this morning on my facebook feed and I couldn't stop getting ashant ...we should stop putting money in their golaks and we should 'clean house' right NOW!! How did we stay quiet about this as a kaum ??
  22. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ, ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫਤਿਹ SGPC starts restoration work on five forts in Anandpur Sahib September 24, 2014 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau Anandpur Sahib, Punjab: The restoration work on five forts built by Guru Gobind Singh was started by Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee here today. The restoration of the forts is part of a year-long celebration of the 350th anniversary of Anandpur Sahib, which was founded on June 19. Gurdwara Lohgarh Labh Singh has been handed over the kar sewa of Anandgarh Sahib Fort, while Dilbagh Singh and Sulakhar Singh have taken up kar sewa of Taragarh Fort. Amrik Singh and Joginder Singh Dumeliwale will restore Holgarh and Lohgarh Forts, respectively. Fort Fatehgarh Sahib will be restored by Baba Bachan Singh from Delhi. SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar said 15 nagar kirtan processions from different parts of the country would soon arrive in Anandpur Sahib.
  23. Hi http://seavent.blogspot.com/2014/08/masandvaad-sgpc-vs-hsgmc.html हम संगत को, पैसों का माथा टेकना बंद करना चाहिए, क्योकि धरम का पैसे से कोई लेन देंन नही, भक्ति तो अपने आप में पूर्ण होती है, उसके लिए पैसे की क्या आवश्यकता. I wrote an article against the rising HSGMC vs SGPC clash, THought about the cause of such committees clashing with each other. Isnt this a Masand-vaad. Which needs to be curbed right now and forever. THe article is in Hindi. If you dont know hindi, we can translate the same. Thank REGARDS Navjit
  24. HSGMC takes over Kaithal gurdwara SGPC employees, task force members leave the shrine without putting up any resistance
  25. Sikhs must unite for SGPC: Sukhbir Sanjeev Singh Bariana Tribune News Service Natheha (Talwandi Sabo), Aug 6 Sikhs, for once, need to get above their habit of ‘dhadebandi’ (factionalism) and unite on the issue of SGPC’s supremacy over the HSGMC. This was stated by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal talking to this correspondent on the sidelines of a campaign for SAD candidate from Talwandi Sabo Jeet Mohinder Sidhu, here today. “Sikhs, by nature, are habitual of attaching themselves to groups as a part of their daily lives. They all need to come on a common platform and understand the delicate situation in which attempts were being made to finish the universally accepted parliament (Akal Takht) of the Sikhs under the SGPC’, he said. “We need to understand that sustained efforts have been made since Independence to weaken the Sikhs. Years of turbulence during terrorism followed by a poor resettlement package told the real story. Taking away the supremacy of the SGPC, exercised through the Akal Takht, was the last attempt by an already crumpled Congress. The way the once supreme Congress party has been washed out in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Gujarat, it should not expect any magic in Haryana, now”, he added. All Sikhs need to come on a common platform and understand the delicate situation in which attempts are being made to finish the universally accepted parliament (Akal Takht) of the Sikhs under the SGPC. Sukhbir Singh Badal, PUNJAB DY CM