World Sikh Convention in Pakistan to Discuss Nanakshahi Calendar Postponed

Bishan Singh
Bishan Singh, Pakistan Gurdwara Committee Leader

AMRITSAR SAHIB, Punjab—The World Sikh Convention which was scheduled to be organized from Nov 3 to 5 to address the issue of Nanakshahi calender, has been postponed. Now, it is likely to be organized on the second week of November.

This convention would re-ignite the issue of the Nanakshahi calendar, a dispute which has been continuing since its creation. After making amendments in the original Nanakshahi calendar, the Sikh community was divided in two blocks. While one side approved the amended version, the other continued to follow the original one.

To discuss on the issue and to settle down the differences, Pakistan Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PGPC) planned to hold world Sikh convention on the Parkash Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Dev Ji at Gurdwara Nanakana Sahib. The convention has been postponed now.

Talking to media persons, PGPC former president Bishan Singh said the convention has been postponed as office bearers of PGPC have not been nominated so far. He said affairs of PGPC were managed by Okaf boad at present and notification in relation to nomination of office bearers would be released soon. He contended that without the office bearers, conducting the convention sustain no importance.



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