In an executive meeting held on July 20, the apex Sikh body Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has announced to reorganize the religious events pertaining to the 400th Parkash Purab of Guru Teg Bahadur Ji. These religious events will be held all over India besides the main event in Punjab.
In April this year, these religious events were organized on a small scale due to the Covid-19 pandemic’s second wave across India.
Other decisions taken by the SGPC during this executive meet are as follow:
- A financial aid of INR 2000/- will be given to all those Granthi Singhs working in village Gurdwaras who adheres to the Akal Takht’s code of conduct and teach pure pronunciation of Gurbani words to at least 10 people.
- Medical stores and testing laboratories will be opened in all the SGPC run historic Gurdwaras to avail medical facilities at a minimal cost. The SGPC will run these medical stores and laboratories on a no-profit and no-loss basis.
- 400 Amritdhari Sikh students will be offered free education at Mata Sahib Kaur College, Talwandi Sabo. Earlier, 200 Amritdhari Sikh students were being availed this facility.
- Students getting admission in SGPC run Engineering Colleges will be given a relaxation of INR 30,000/-
- New rooms will be constructed inside Sri Guru Ram Dass Rest House after demolishing the unused rooms. However, its external appearance will be upheld as earlier.
- The names and photographs of all those Sikhs, who had attained martyrdom in Guru Ram Das Rest House during the June-1984 holocaust, will be inscribed on the walls of this rest house.
- Portraits of the former Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, former head granthi Bhagwan Singh and former vice president Dilip Singh Mallunagal will be installed in the central Sikh museum.