While keeping up with demand of the locals to safegaurd the heritage status of 125 years old Khalsa college Amritsar, Capt Amarinder Singh
Appreciating the move of Punjab government 's decision to scrap the Khalsa University Act, Dal Khalsa spokesman Kanwar Pal Singh said it’s sad but not bad.
Just day before when the controversial Khalsa University Amritsar, was to start with its admission process the Punjab Government here on Thursday asked the university management to hold admissions till it gets its statutes approved.
As per the media reports Congress party leader from Majitha constituency here today has claimed that pro Hindutva outfit Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is dictating all recruitments being made by the current management of Khalsa College, Amritsar.
The Punjab Cabinet gave its nod to the setting up of Khalsa University in Amritsar last evening. The decision was announced after a meeting of Punjab Cabinet held at Chandigarh under the Chairmanship of Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal.
Dal Khalsa and its youth wing ‘Sikh Youth of Punjab’ has advised the Khalsa College Governing Council to set-up the proposed Khalsa University in Jalandhar rather than within the premises of prestigious and historic Khalsa College in Amritsar.
Governing Council of Khalsa College has reportedly appointed a five member committee to dig into the possibilities of getting Khalsa College enlisted in UNESCO heritage list. The five member committee comprises Dr. JS Brar, Dr. Mehal Singh, Dr. JS Dhillon, and DS Rataul lead by Dr. HS Soch (former Vice Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University).
It is learnt that hundreds of rare books, manuscripts and other hand-written documents belonging to the era of Sikh Guru Sahibs, reflecting rich cultural heritage, preserved at the 83-year-old Sikh Research Library and Museum in over a century-old Khalsa College, have been successfully digitalised.