Five Member Panel Constituted for Appointing New Jathedar of Takht Sri Patna Sahib

CHANDIGARH, Punjab—In a meeting of Five Singh Sahibans held at Sri Akal Takht Sahib today, the SGPC appointed acting Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh has constituted a five member panel for the appointment of Jathedar of Takht Sri Patna Sahib. Details of the members nominated in this panel by the Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh are as follow:

  1. President of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhik Committee
  2. President of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhik Committee
  3. President of Chief Khalsa Diwan
  4. President of Takht Sri Patna Sahib Management Board
  5. Any member of Takht Sri Hazoor Sahib Management Board

This five member committee will endorse two names to the Singh Sahibans following which the new Jathedar of Takht Sri Patna Sahib will be appointed.  

It may be recalled here that on the directions of Giani Harpreet Singh, the Management Board of Takht Sri Patna Sahib had removed Giani Iqbal Singh as Jathedar of Takht Sri Patna Sahib on March 5. Takht Sri Patna Sahib’s granthi Giani Rajinder Singh was temporarily appointed in place of Giani Iqbal Singh.

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