PATIALA, Punjab—SGPC president Prof. Kirpal Singh Badungar on July 13 underwent meeting with Ex-President of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee Paramjit Sarna at Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib in Patiala.
The meeting is being portrayed as an informal meeting as Sarna had come to pay obeisance at Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib after getting appointed as an OSD to Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. At the time, Prof. Badungar happened to be present at the Gurdwara. As per unconfirmed sources, Prof. Badungar called Sarna to his sitting venue to discuss various Sikh issues.
Sikh24 has learnt that Prof. Badungar asked Sarna to apprise the Punjab CM about imperfections found in the republished edition of the Sikh encyclopaedia ‘Gurshabad Ratnakar Mahan Kosh’ by Punjabi University.
Similarly, Sarna urged Prof. Badungar to take a lead in resolving the Nanakshahi calendar row. He told Prof. Badungar that the amendments in the calendar have caused confusion among the Sikh community due to different dates of ‘gurpurbs’. He also asked the SGPC chief to end all controversies regarding the Dasam Granth.
On being contacted by Sikh24, Sarna confirmed the development. He said that he has assured the SGPC President to take up the issue of imperfections in republished edition of ‘Mahan Kosh’ with Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh. He said further details of the meeting will be shared at an appropriate time. He said the meeting was very “successful”.Sikh24 Editors can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org