AMRITSAR SAHIB, Punjab—The Apex Sikh body Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhik Committee, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, pro-freedom Sikh outfit Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) & Dal Khalsa and Akhand Kirtani Jatha have announced to give an honorary welcome to the Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan during his first visit to the sanctum sanctorum Sri Harmandir Sahib on April 20.
Harjit Singh Sajjan will arrive in Amritsar in the evening of April 19 and will pay obeisance at the central Sikh shrine on April 20. Later, he will go to the Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur districts to meet his relatives & other officials on April 20 & 21.
While inaugurating a dispensary in Patiala on April 16, the SGPC President Prof. Kirpal Singh Badungar said that it will be proud moment for the Punjab resident Sikhs on April 20 when Canadian Defence Minister S. Harjit Singh Sajjan will pay obeisance at the sanctum sanctorum Sri Harmandir Sahib. ‘For his commendable services to the Sikh community, he deserves to be honoured’ he added.
SGPC President Prof. Kirpal Singh Badungar informed that the Canadian Defence Minister will be ‘Siropa’ (robe of honour), shawl, sword, model of sanctum sanctorum Sri Harmandir Sahib and a set of religious books during his visit on April 20.
Commenting on Captain Amarinder Singh’s controversial remark about S. Harjit Singh Sajjan, Prof. Kirpal Singh Badungar said that Captain’s remark about S. Harjit Singh Sajjan was a political remark and the SGPC has nothing to do with it as the SGPC was a religious body of Sikhs.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had drawn sharp flak of Sikh community for announcing not to attend S. Harjit Singh Sajjan by blaming of being a ‘Khalistan Sympathizer’.Sikh24 Editors can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org