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The history of the Singh Sabha movement will be penned in all aspects - Advocate Dhami

AMRIK SINGH | September 21, 2023 08:44 PM

AMRITSAR: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee will compile a book by conducting original research from all aspects related to the Singh Sabha movement, which will contain detailed information about every national hero related to the movement and the background, history, work and achievements of the Singh Sabha.

This announcement was made by SGPC President Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami during a special seminar organized by Shiromani Committee at Khalsa College dedicated to the 150th foundation day of Singh Sabha Movement.

In this seminar, in addition to Shiromani Committee President Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami, General Secretary Bhai Gurcharan Singh Grewal, senior Akali leader Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema and the principal of the college Dr. Apart from Mahal Singh's address, Sikh scholar Dr. Harbhajan Singh Dehradun and Dr. Research papers were read by Inderjit Singh Gogoani.

Speaking on the occasion of the seminar, Shiromani Committee President Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami said that the leaders of the Singh Sabha movement realized their strength after seeing the immediate Sikh challenges and made great achievements by fighting the situation under a strategy. He said that in the light of Gurbani, ancient Sikhs worked for the advancement of Sikhism under one passion, but today we are moving away from our identity and theoretical objectivity. There are moves to take us away from our history, values and principles.

Advocate Dhami said that at present there is a great need that the challenges faced by the Sikh community should be unitedly fought like the leaders of the Singh Sabha movement and Gurdwara reform movement.

Advocate Dhami announced that a research work would be conducted on various aspects of the Singh Sabha movement dedicated to its 150th founding centenary. He said that although several scholars have previously worked on the Singh Sabha movement, but every aspect of it will be included and a collection will be published, in which the cooperation of Sikh scholars will be taken.

He also said that on October 1, 2023, on the occasion of the main event of the centenary at Gurdwara Sri Manji Sahib Diwan Hall, invitations will be sent to the Singh Sabhas across the country and gathered, so that the centenary of this movement that brought revolution in the nation will be historic.

On this occasion, the senior leader of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema said that Sikh history plays an important role in determining future priorities and the contribution and achievements of the Singh Sabha movement are the guiding light of the nation at present. Seeing the challenges faced by Sikhi at that time, the movement created by intellectuals, journalists, scholars and preachers played a major role in setting Sikhi propaganda on firm lines. Literature, Sikh propaganda and establishment of educational institutions are major achievements of the Singh Sabha movement. Today there is a great need to be organized by taking guidance from it.

On the occasion of the seminar, the principal of Khalsa College Sri Amritsar Dr. Mahal Singh delivered the welcome speech and Shiromani Committee General Secretary Bhai Gurcharan Singh Grewal moderated the forum. On this occasion Sikh scholar Dr. A booklet about the Singh Sabha movement written by Rajwinder Singh Joga and published by Dharma Prachar Committee was also released and Khalsa College Principal Dr. Mahal Singh honored Shiromani Committee President Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami and other personalities on behalf of the management of Khalsa College.

On the occasion of the seminar, former Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh, Junior Vice President of SGPC. Avtar Singh Riya, member Bhai Rajinder Singh Mehta, s. Mangwinder Singh Khaparkheri, s. Gurmeet Singh Booh, Bhai Ajaj Singh Practitioner, S. Sukhvarsh Singh Pannu, Principal Dr. Mahal Singh, OSD Sr. Satbir Singh Dhami, Additional Secretary. Balwinder Singh Kahlwan, s. Bijay Singh, Associate Secretary Prof. Sukhdev Singh, Shahbaz Singh, former secretary Prof. Balwinder Singh Jorasingha, Spokesperson of Shiromani Committee. Harbhajan Singh Speaker, Superintendent S. Rajinder Singh Ruby, Prof. Baljinder Singh, Mr. Sukhdev Singh Sandhawalia, Scholar Dr. Rajwinder Singh Joga, Principal Manjit Kaur, Dr. Atm Singh Randhawa, Dr. Hardev Singh, S. Gurcharan Singh Bhura, Principal Rajpal Singh, In-charge. Kartar Singh, S. Balwinder Singh Deol, Head Pracharak Bhai Jagdev Singh etc. were present.

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