KAHDUR SAHIB (Tarn Taran),India—Nishan-E-Sikhi Charitable Trust (Regd.) Khadur Sahib, under the chairmanship of noted environmentalist Baba Sewa Singh Kaar Sewa Wale, launched its Punjabi quarterly magazine Nishan-E-Sikhi today. Its first issue was released by Giani Gurbachan Singh, appointed Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Sahib, in a large scale Gurmat Samagam symposium organized by Dera Kaar Sewa.
The congregation attended by thousands of Sikhs, was held in memory of Sant Baba Gurmukh Singh, founder of Kaar Sewa sect, and the saints of Kaar Sewa, Baba Sadhu Singh, Baba Jhanda Singh, Baba Uttam Singh, and Baba Amar Singh.
In addition to the Akal Takht Jethadar head of highest temporal seat of Sikhs, the release of the magazine was attended by Giani Mal Singh the Jathedar of Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti the former Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Sahib, Baba Avtar Singh Sursingh Wale, Baba Bidhi Chand the head of the Nihang Singh Dal, and other heads of various Sikh sects and renowned Panthik personalities.
After announcing the release of the magazine, Giani Gurbachan Singh addressed the Sikh Sangat congregation, “Publication of the Punjabi magazine possesses immense importance as Guru Angad Dev ji, second Guru of the Sikhs, provided the linguistic mechanism of the Punjabi language, formed the first systematic alphabet of the Gurmukhi script at this sacred place, and established the first school of Gurmukhi. He also made arrangements for publishing Sikh literature in the form of Janam Sakhis, the history of Guru Nanak Dev ji. We should not ignore the importance of written words in human civilization. For a Sikh, the significance of written words is even more important as the hymns of Shabad are given the status of Guru in Sikhism.” He added, “Such publication projects are the need of the hour as it is good means of spreading Sikhism philosophy which is based on universality, and well being of mankind.”
Hazuri Ragis of Sri Darbar Sahib Amritsar performed Gurbani Kirtan, and noted Sikh scholars spoke about religious topic for the occasion.
Baba Sewa Singh said, “Inspired by the great works of Guru Angad Dev ji, the magazine has been launched under the editorship of Surjit Singh Gopipur, Public relations officer of Nishan-E-Sikhi Trust, with the motive of spreading teachings of the Gurus, and raising awareness among Sikhs about their splendid history, heritage, culture. The magazine will also make efforts to spread awareness regarding environment conservation, social evils, and the menace of drugs etc.”