Thursday, December 10, 2015

Manjit Singh G.K.: DSGMC to build international centre for Sikh studies in Gurdwara Sri Rakab Ganj Sahib

Moving model installation on December 12, at Gurdwara Sri Bangla Sahib

Hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal to head finance committee making expenditure on centre, DSGMC to oversee entire project

New Delhi / 10-12-2015 - The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has decided to set up ‘The international Centre for Sikh Studies’ located in Gurdwara Sri Rakab Ganj Sahib Complex adjacent to Parliament House in New Delhi.The announcement was jointly made in a press conference addressed by President DSGMC Manjit Singh G.K., USA based hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal and General Secretary DSGMC Manjinder Singh Sirsa today.
                The Centre is designed as a state of the art facility for Sikh religious and studies related to Gurbani and will also have state of the art facilities of international standards of digital library, conference facility and a museum space for permanent exhibitions and visiting exhibitors.

 G.K. informed that Sant Singh Chatwal has announced to contribute Rs. 6.5 crore for the centre which would come up in 15 months at total cost of Rs. 15 crore. DSGMC President also announced for making Chatwal as head of Finance Committee to oversee all expenses going into the project and the bank account would be audited by a renowned company. “Recognizing the need to communicate with global population particularly new generations of all religions living worldwide, to convey them the Sikh ethos, traditions and Sikh tenants the centre would adopt modern communication methods”, said G.K.A working model of the auditorium is being installed at Gurudwara Sri Bangla Sahib on 12 December, 2015 so as to share the project with the visiting sangat. Chatwal would unveil the model G.K. added.
Speaking on the occasion Chatwal said that the details of expenditure would be displayed online and also said that he would also motivate his non Sikh friends to contribute for the project. He added that the foreign tourists would gain maximum from the project.
General Secretary Sirsa said, The centre will highlight universality of the Sikh faith with special focus on respect for women, non acceptance of the caste system, importance of nature and environment and the practice of caring and sharing, values enshrined in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and handwritten sarups of Sri Guru Granth Sahib would also installed in the centre.
Former Rajya Sabha member and Convener of the Sikh Centre Tarlochan Singh informed that the centre would provide all important information about Sikh religion in 30 minutes and informed that such centre would come up in UK and USA. He also informed Bobby Bedi would design the centre and that the script of information though multimedia would be written by former spokesman of ministry of external affairs Navtej Singh Sarna.

 On the occasion DSGMC legal advisor Jaswinder Singh Jolly handed over Rs. 51,000 for the project as initial contribution. DSGMC senior vice president Mahinder Pal Singh Chadha, vice president Satpal Singh, senior leader Avtar Singh Hit, Chairman Dharam Parchar committee DSGMC Paramjeet Singh Rana, DSGMC members Kulmohan Singh, Ravinder Singh Khurana, Tanwant Singh, Gurbachan Singh Cheema, Hardev Singh Dhanoa, Capt. Inderpreet Singh, Gurmeet Singh Meeta, Paramjeet Singh Chandok, Gurmeet Singh Lubana and Akali leader Jaswant Singh Bittu were also present. 

With Thanks : Media DSGMC

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