Prominent personalities of Sikhs take part in centenary event at Godharpur, Gurdaspur
Huge sangat attends event, remembers martyrs
Amritsar: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) noticed the primary centenary of bloodbath that passed off 100 years in the past to liberate Gurdwara Sri Nankana Sahib, the beginning place of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, from evil mahants.
The predominant event in this regard was held on Sunday, in affiliation with the sangat (congregation) at Godharpur village in Gurdaspur district of Shaheed Bhai Lachhman Singh Dharowali who led the group of Sikhs to Nankana Sahib on the time of bloodbath.
The bhog of Sri Akhand Path Sahib was held at Gurdwara Shaheed Bhai Lachhman Singh Dharowali earlier than the graduation of the grand non secular event organised to keep in mind the martyrs.
A big quantity of individuals attended the primary event at Godharpur on Sunday.
The event was additionally attended by 32 households of martyrs who sacrificed their lives through the Nankana Sahib bloodbath, who had been specifically honoured by the SGPC.
Giani Jagtar Singh head granthi of Sri Harmandir Sahib, Giani Harpreet Singh Jathedar of Akal Takht Sahib, Giani Raghbir Singh Jathedar of Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib, Bibi Jagir Kaur president SGPC, Sukhbir Singh Badal president Shiromani Akali Dal and representatives of a number of Nihang organizations, sampradas (branches) and Singh Sabha Societies additionally participated with enthusiasm.
On this event completely different audio system paid homage to the martyrs of Saka Nankana Sahib and urged the gathering to dwell their lives taking steering from historical past.
Government of India’s angle in direction of Sikhs full of estrangement – Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh
Giani Harpreet Singh, Jathedar Akal Takht Sahib strongly condemned the angle of Government of India in direction of Sikhs which is full of estrangement and requested the federal government to change its thoughts in direction of the minorities.
Jathedar Akal Takht stated, “The Government of India has as soon as once more reminded us of the ache of Saka Nankana Sahib which passed off 100 years in the past. The angle of the Central Government in direction of observing the centenary of Saka Nankana Sahib on the beginning place of Guru Nanak is identical as that of the British. The Government of India didn’t permit Jatha (group) to go to Pakistan due to full participation of Sikhs in the Kisan Andolan (farmers’ motion) however the authorities was below the phantasm that Sikhs would withdraw help from the motion.”
In a stern tone, Giani Harpreet Singh stated, “No matter what number of Jathas are stopped by the Indian authorities, the Sikhs will stand agency with the farmers. The Government of India is following the identical path because the British used to do 100 years in the past. This isn’t in the curiosity of the nation and the federal government ought to understand that each citizen residing in this nation has equal rights.”
Jathedar Akal Takht stated, “Going forward to win the votes of the bulk by suppressing the minorities is deleterious for the nation. Sikhs can’t be oppressed by pressure, as a result of Sikhs are impressed by their superb historical past to combat for rights and reality.”
Giani Harpreet Singh stated, “The qaumi (group) unity is required for the hour and the Sikh group ought to overlook variations and present qaumi unity.”
Jathedar thanked the SGPC for honoring the households of the martyrs.
Contribution of Sikhs in saving tradition of nation can’t be forgotten – Sukhbir Singh Badal
Capt Amarinder Singh’s silence on Centre’s stand on Jatha, raises questions, says Sukhbir Singh Badal
On the event of the centenary event of Saka Nankana Sahib, Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal, whereas paying homage to the good martyrs of the bloodbath, slammed the Government of India for stopping the SGPC group from going to Nankana Sahib for attending the occasions associated to historic second.
Sukhbir Singh Badal stated, “The Sikh group inherits the legacy of martyrdoms and the contribution of Sikhs in saving the tradition of the nation can’t be forgotten. Service and martyrdom are two necessary pillars in Sikhism. Whenever there’s a disaster in the nation, the Sikhs come ahead and combat. The resolution of the Central authorities to cease the Sikh group from visiting Pakistan is unlucky.”
Raising questions on the silence of Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh on this subject, Sukhbir Singh Badal stated, “The silence of the Punjab chief minister on the arbitrary resolution of the Centre raises massive questions. The chief minister of Punjab ought to have spoken to the Centre however sadly he remained silent.”
Sukhbir Singh stated that SGPC and Shiromani Akali Dal have all the time adopted the good martyrs of the Sikh group as their function mannequin and would proceed to be guided by the sacrifices of the martyrs in future additionally.
‘Sikh qaum ought to take steering from its martyrs and combat anti-panth forces’ – Bibi Jagir Kaur
Libraries shall be opened in cities belonging to martyrs of Saka Sri Nankana Sahib
Sharing her views with the gathering on the event of the centenary event, SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur introduced to arrange a langar corridor and library for Gurdwara Sahib at Godharpur in the village of Shaheed Bhai Lachhman Singh Dharowali.
She stated that SGPC is a consultant non secular physique of Sikhs and respects the households of Sikhs who obtained martyred through the Gurdwara Reform Movement.
“Libraries can be arrange in the cities belonging to the martyrs of Saka Nankana Sahib and on the similar time non secular academics can be supplied in the faculties of these cities”, stated the SGPC president.
Bibi Jagir Kaur additionally introduced to conduct analysis to present details about the historical past of Sikh martyrs and their households in order to restore the sanctity of Gurdwaras.
Bibi Jagir Kaur known as upon the Sikhs for the unity of “Qaum” and stated , “If your entire Sikh Qaum remained united then no enemy energy may hurt us. Sri Akal Takht Sahib is the best shrine of the Sikhs below whose management each Sikh ought to bow down and provides a stern reply to the forces working in opposition to the Sikhs.”
SGPC president paid homage and respect to all of the martyrs of Saka Nankana Sahib and urged the gathering to take steering from them. She additionally thanked the group personalities and gathering who attended the perform.
Giani Raghbir Singh, Jathedar of Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib additionally appealed to the gathering to take inspiration from the historical past of martyrs and observe the approaching centuries with grandeur.
On this event, SGPC common secretary Bhagwant Singh Sialka, SGPC chief secretary adv Harjinder Singh Dhami and different officers of SGPC attended the event.
Earlier, well-known raagi jathas of the Sikh group related the gathering with Gurbani Kirtan and Giani Man Singh granthi of Sri Harmandir Sahib gave non secular discourse and put the sunshine of historical past of Saka Nankana Sahib. Giani Jagtar Singh head granthi of Sri Harmandir Sahib, learn the holy hukamnama.
Prominent personalities had been honored by the SGPC through the event and moreover this the household of Shaheed Bhai Lachhman Singh Dharovali introduced gown of honour (Siropa) and swords to particular personalities.