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Five Member Panel to Suggest Names for New Patna Sahib Jathedar

March 10, 2019 | By

Amritsar: The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) appointed Jathedar of Akal Takht Sahib Giani Harpreet Singh and other Singh Sahibs yesterday announced to form a five member panel to suggest the names for new Jathedar of Takht Sri Harmandir Patna Sahib. The decision indicates at revival of a practise that was prevalent few decades back.

A view of 9 March Meeting

The decision was taken during a meeting of five Singh Sahibs held at Akal Takht Sahib secretariat. It was attended by Giani Harpreet Singh, Giani Raghbir Singh, Giani Rajinder Singh, Giani Jagtar Singh and Giani Dilbagh Singh.

A press release issued after the meeting states that a five member panel comprising SGPC president, Takht Sri Harmandir Ji Patna Sahib Management Board president, DSGMC president, Chief Khalsa Diwan Society president and S. Iqbal Singh, member of Takht Sachkhand Sri Abchal Hazur Sahib Nanded Management Board. Besides these five persons, Surinder Singh (Rumalianwale) member of Takht Sri Harmandir Ji Patna Sahib Management Board has been appointed as co-ordinator of this committee.

The committee has been tasked to consult Sikh sampardais and Sikh organizations and suggest two names.

Meanwhile, Giani Harpreet Singh and others also issued directions to a sub-committee probing the allegations against Giani Iqbal Singh who was removed as Jathedar of Takht Sri Harmandir Ji Patna Sahib few days back, to complete their probe with in fifteen days and submit the report.

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