Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Not today, martyrdom day on Dec 10: Akal Takht

A day before Sikhs were to observe the martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur on November 24, Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh announced that the day must be marked on December 10, leading to confusion among the devotees.

“I have decided that the day should be observed on December 10. The SGPC will observe the day on December 10,” the Jathedar said, adding that he had received various requests from the world over to change the date.

However, he said “if some Sikh bodies or institutions have made arrangements for the day’s ceremonies” for November 24, they could go ahead with the celebrations. The others should celebrate on the date being announced by the Akal Takht.

Earlier, the SGPC and the Punjab government had mentioned November 24 as holiday on the Guru’s martyrdom.

with thanks : Indian Express : link in headline above for more detailed news.


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