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6-Member Fact-Finding Team formed to probe Gurbani Transmission by PTC from Harmandar Sahib Amritsar

January 17, 2020 | By

Chandigarh: To go into the entire gamut of issues involved in the transmission of Gurbani from Sri Harmandar Sahib, Amritsar a 6-member fact-finding committee, consisting of veteran and practising Sikh journalists was formed today at a meeting of Sikh Sangat at the Kendri Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Chandigarh.

A view of meeting held at Kendri Sri Guru Singh Sabha Chandigarh on January 17, 2020

In the presence of Sikh activists and members of the Sangat, resolutions were passed denouncing the PTC averement that Gurbani transmitted from Harmandar Sahib is their intellectual property. After due deliberations on the issue of Gurbani transmission, the key resolution unanimously passed at the meet, reads that “Gurbani is the Word of Akal Purakh. Guru Sahibs have clearly said in Guru Granth Sahib that Gurbani is a revelation of Akal Purakh. The PTC channel’s declaration that it has an intellectual property right over Gurbani tantamounts to desecration and blasphemy.”

It was further resolved that the fact-finding team will go into the whole issue of Gurbani transmission over the last two decades and prepare a comprehensive report of the violation of Gurmat principles, legal norms as well as financial dealings and alleged bunglings in the procurement and dissemination of rights for transmission.

Members present at the meeting strongly condemned the commercialisation of Gurbani.

The 6-member Fact-finding team includes web portal editors Jagmohan Singh and Parmjeet Singh, veteran journalists Jaspal Singh Sidhu and Chanchal Manohar Singh, author Ajaypal Singh and TV anchor Bibi Harsharan Kaur. This team will submit a White Paper on the subject to the Sikh Sangat within 6 weeks.

Taking the task further, the team of veteran and practising journalists and authors will seek opinion of Sikh thinkers, Sikh organisations and media activists from across the world and submit a Proposal for ideal methodology and mechanism for transmission of Gurbani from Darbar Sahib, Amritsar.

The following personalities were present at the meet held today were renowned author Ajmer Singh, former editor Amritsar Times Daljit Singh Sra, Global Sikh Council president Gurpreet Singh, Dal Khalsa head Harpal Singh Cheema, Kendri Singh Sabha secretary Dr. Khushhal Singh, Author Narain Singh Chaura, activist Baldev Singh Sirsa, BAMCEF state vice president Harwinder Singh, Alliance of Sikh Organisations representative Paramvir Singh, Singh Sabha Sangrur president Satpal Singh and Sikh Vichar Manch Chandigarh representative Surinder Singh Kishanpura.

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