Monday, March 21, 2016

Miracle at Harmandar Sahib

with thanks : PTC News

DSGMC for inclusion of Sikh curriculum in GHP schools

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, March 18

The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) today announced to launch a movement to spread the knowledge of Sikh history among the Sikh community as well as others. 
DSGMC general secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa said Guru Harkrishan Public (GHP) Schools, being run by the DSGMC, should include Sikh history in their school curriculum.
Sirsa has written a letter to all principals of the GHP Schools to include Sikh history books in their school curriculum to make students aware about the history of the community.
He asked the school authorities to collect relevant information and prepare history curriculum within 45 days.
“The curriculum should have detailed history of Parkash Utsav of gurus, Sikh commanders and their achievements,” said Sirsa. 
The DSGMC will organise seminars about Sikh history so that people and school students can develop interest.
“Sikhism is very important as the community has played significant role in the freedom movement of the country. It is the community that had fought against Mughal emperor's tyranny,” he said. 
He said a special magazine should also be published and circulated in schools and other places where Sikhs and people of other community visit. 

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Sikhs and their phenomenal rise in Canada

Last week, as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a student at the American University in Washington DC that he had more Sikhs in his cabinet than his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, he was stating a fact but also being facetious.
He appointed four Sikhs in November, giving the high-profile national defense portfolio to combat veteran Harjit Sajjan. But that throwaway remark was evidence of the evolution of the Sikh community in Canadian politics.
“There’s a certain amount of pride and it speaks to Canada’s multicultural policy but I don’t see it as a challenge to India,” said Satwinder Kaur Bains, director of the Center for Indo-Canadian Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, British Columbia.
with thanks : newsgram : LINK : for detailed news.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

After complaints of liquor being offered, Guru Granth Sahib moved from dera


After residents protested against offering liquor at Baba Mast Ram Dera and Samadh of Baba Hari Singh in Neevi Jataana village Fatehgarh Sahib, which houses a Guru Granth Sahib, authorities on Saturday, shifted the holy book to the Sri Fatehgarh Sahib Gurdwara.

The practice, many claim, was three decades old.

Shiromani Gurudawara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) member Karnail Singh Panjoli claimed that the Guru Granth Sahib was installed there only five to seven years ago.

with thanks : Indian Express : LINK : for detailed news.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

DSGMC : Dastaar Swaimaan Day

With Thanks : Media DSGMC

DSGMC Form Committee to Give Suggestions For Ban on Jokes Showing Sikhs in Poor Light

New Delhi / 1 March , 2016  

 After the directions of Hon’ble Supreme Court to constitute a committee to give suggestions for imposing ban of Jokes showing Sikhs in bad light Manjit Singh G.K. the President of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) had constituted a high level committee comprising of five members and the said committee is headed by Justice H.S. Bedi a Retired Judge of the Supreme Court. The directions of Supreme Court few days ago had asked DSGMC to give suggestions in six weeks.

The members of committee are as a follows – Justice Y.M. Iqbal a Retired Judge of the Supreme Court, Pawan Kumar Verma Rajya Sabha Member, M.P. Bejbaruah a Retired IAS officer who worked as Secretary in Government of India, and Dr. Raghubir Singh another retired IAS officer who also worked at the level of Secretary with Government of India.

At the time of constituting high level committee Manjit Singh G.K. appealed to the people specially Sikh Sangat to send their suggestions on a designated email address  uptill 5 March 2016. Manjit Singh G.K. clarified that DSGMC is opposing Jokes showing Sikhs in bad light because some people with low intellect and by writing and circulating these jokes are making racial attacks on not only Sikhs but all the ethnic groups and communities on whom they are writing Jokes and they are doing it to earn money.

Manjit Singh G.K. also said that the DSGMC is not against any particular person but against those who are showing, writing and circulating Jokes showing Sikhs in poor light. He hopes that the five member high powered committee would give its suggestions with in purview of Indian legal system and also keep religious ethos and marayada in mind.  

Manjit Singh G.K. also said that some people were against the decision of DSGMC to oppose these Jokes but the directions from Hon’ble Supreme Court gave strength to the move and it got more support when the school going children belonging to Sikh families who are feeling victimised due to racial Jokes started approaching DSGMC.

With Thanks : Media DSGMC