AMRITSAR SAHIB, Punjab—A day after Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh declared to give financial assistance of Rs. 5 lakh each to families of two farmers who lost their life during the ongoing agitation against the BJP-led union government over three farm laws, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) today announced to give Rs. 1 lakh each to the families of seven such farmers.
The decision was taken during the executive committee meeting presided over by newly elected president Bibi Jagir ‘Kaur’. Apart from all the executive members, the SGPC office-bearers—Surjit Singh Bhittewad (senior vice president), Baba Buta Singh (junior vice president) and Advocate Bhagwant Singh Sialka (general secretary) were also present in the meeting held at SGPC’s headquarter Teja Singh Samundri Hall.
The SGPC president said they are going to organize ardas samagams at the historic gurdwaras for the wellbeing and high spirit of the agitating farmers and success of the agitation. She said the SGPC will provide temporary washrooms and toilets to the women farmers agitating on the entry points of Delhi from Haryana.
She said the SGPC would implement a dress code for the SGPC employees to make them disciplined. She said a committee will be set up to review the function of the publication department of the SGPC. Another committee was set up to review the episode of misappropriation that led to 328 holy saroops of Guru Granth Sahib going missing.