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Green Park inaugurated at Historical Gurdwara Nabha Sahib

Zirakpur/ Chandigarh (August 16, 2014): Giani Mull Singh, Jathedar of Takhat Sri Kesgarh Sahib inaugurated a green park at historical Gurdwara Nabha Sahib today at Zirakpur. A tree was planted after the curtain raiser by Giani Mull Singh after the ardas in the Gurdwara hall.

Historical Gurdwara Nabha Sahib to Record its First Ever Green Patch

Chandigarh (August 14, 2014): According to press release by EcoSikh, under the aegis of Sri Ganga Nursery of Zirakpur the historical Gurdwara Nabha Sahib is all set to inaugurate its first ever green patch on 16th August, 2014 at 10AM.

Guru Arjan Sahib ji’s attire restored at Gurdwara Sahib at village Bilga in Jalandhar

Jalandar, Punjab (July 15, 2014): It is learnt that a team of experts has restored the chola and other articles of Fifth Sikh Guru, Guru Arjan Sahib Ji at a historic Gurdwara Sahib at village Bilga in Jalandhar.

SGPC to mark martyrdom day of Bhai Mani Singh Ji on 9 July

According to a press note issued by S. Partap Singh, manager of Sachkahnd Sri Harmandar Sahib, the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandal Committee (SGPC) will be observing the martyrdom day of Shaheed Bhai Mani Singh Ji, granthi of Sri Harmandar Sahib, on 9 July, 2014.

Hyderabad Sikh sangat marks 419th Parksh Gurpurb of Guru Hargobind Ji

The 419th ‘Prakash Gurpurab’ celebrations of sixth Sikh guru, Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib ji, concluded at Hyderabad on Sunday (July 06) with a large number of Sikhs devotees and other community faiths celebrating with religious fervour, gaiety and devotion.

Guru Hargobind Ji’s Parkash Gurpurb celebrated with fervour in Kashmir valley

As per information the Parkash Gurpurb of Guru Hargobind Ji was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety in the Kashmir valley.

“Closed door” meeting between Sarna and Akal Takhat Jathedar, media repot

Moga, Punjab (June 18, 2014): Just after he returned from Pakistan, former Delhi Gurdwara Prabandhak committee chief Paramjeet Singh Sarna reportedly meet Akal Takhat Jathedar ...

350th Anniversary of Anandpur Sahib – Celebrations to begin from June 19

It is learnt that the year-long celebrations of the 350th anniversary of Anandpur Sahib city are set to begin on June 19. An Akhand Paath was started on June 17 at Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib.

Sending Saroops of the Guru Granth Sahib to other countries, Jathedar Akal Takhat seeks suggestions

Amritsar, Punjab (June 16, 2014): The jathedar of Akal Takhat has invited suggestions from gurdwara management committees and Sikh religious organisations and groups on sending saroops of the Guru Granth Sahib to Gurdwaras in various countries. The Jathedar decided to invite suggestions as criticism has come in from certain quarters, expressing reservations on packing the scripture in containers and then shipping it.

Five Jathedars to meet today, 6 June violent clash, Nankshahi Calendar also on agenda

According to media reports Jathedars Five Sikh Takhats are going to hold a meeting at Amritsar on June 15.

Come by four-wheelers instead of two-wheelers: Hemkunt Board

Requesting the Sikh devotees to avoid coming by two wheelers due to damaged roads, management board of Gurdwara Hemkunt Sahib has asked pilgrims to come by four –wheelars.

EcoSikh appeals to make Anandpur Sahib Green and Sustainable City

Washington, United States (June 10, 2014): Washington based EcoSikh has appealed to the Punjab Government and SGPC to work towards making the holy city of Anandpur Sahib eco-friendly and sustainable as the preparations are underway to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the city beginning on June 19th. Ninth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Tegh Bahadur, purchased the land in 1665 and established this city which is now visited by thousands of devotees from all over the world every day. The city is housing Takhat Keshgarh Sahib, a seat of authority in Sikhism in addition to many other sites related to the 9th and 10th Guru of the Sikhs. Dr. Rajwant Singh, President of EcoSikh in Washington, said, “Anandpur Sahib should be declared a green city and further development of this sacred city should be based on sustainable planning. Anandpur Sahib should be preserved as our natural heritage and its original and tranquil atmosphere should be protected for the coming generations. Construction around the sacred sites including Takhat Sahib should be restricted and it should be regulated. Too many buildings and sarais are making it a concrete jungle rather than the serene natural environment. Rain water harvesting, waste water management, garbage disposal and sanitation, solar based energy production, and pollution free public transportation should the become the priority. Ranjodh Singh, Punjab Convener of EcoSikh, said, “Punjab Government should declare Anandpur Sahib plastic free and this declaration should happen before June 19th. All governmental agencies should enforce this law just as it is regulated in Chandigarh and neighboring state of Himachal Pradesh. Why can we not have similar initiatives in Punjab? Chemicals leaching out of these petroleum based products like Styrofoam is detrimental to the ecosystem of this sacred location." He further added, “In addition, we would like to appeal to all deras to serve langar in biodegradable products such as pattal, paper or kasore (earthen pots) and not use plastic. They should also clean the area after the langar, just as enthusiastically as they serve the langar. We also appeal Takhat Sri Kesgarh authorities to create plans in cleaning and preserving nature of sacred Anandpur Sahib, for generations to come.” Dr. Rajwant Singh stated that “Gurdwara Patalpuri has hundreds of acres of land under cultivation. This land can easily be converted for herbal production through organic methods. Turmeric, Aloe Vera, Amla are top commercial crops these days. A few acres (less than 10) of land for Turmeric can serve nearly all the Anandpur Sahib Gurdwaras and its langar needs. A very low cost food processing unit can be established. There is popular trend all over the world on herbal and alternate medicine and this area of economic development should be explored." EcoSikh is working with national and international organizations to bring technology and planning to make Nanded housing Takhat Hazur Sahib, a eco-friendly and sustainable city. On June 27th, EcoSikh, through its Eco-Amritsar programme, is celebrating the 437th Amritsar Foundation Day in collaboration with many religious and civic organizations in Amritsar to create awareness about long term ecology of the holy city.

Two time Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Harbhajan Lakha takes Amrit

After famous singer KS Makhan’s induction to Sikhism after being baptized, a two time Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP and a close aide of late veteran BSP leader Babu Kanshi Ram, Harbhajan Lakha, took Amrit by Panj Pyaras (Five beloveds of Guru) at Sri Akal Takht Sahib on the 30th anniversary of June 1984 Sikh massacre. After he was inducted to the Sikh Panth, his name was changed to Harbhajan Singh Khalsa.

Sikh Jatha leaves for Pakistan to mark Shaheedi Gurpurb of Guru Arjan Ji; SGPC & DSGMC accused to creating hurdles

A Sikh Jatha comprising 281 yatris yesterday crossed over to Pakistan by road from Atari-Vagha international border. This Jatha was sent by Shiromani Akali Dal (Sarna faction), Khalra Mission Committee (KMC), Nankana Sahib Sikh Yatri Jatha and Bhai Mardana Yadgari Committee; while the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), controlled by Punjab's ruling party Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), refrained from sending Jathas to Pakistan in Nanakshahi Calendar row.

Guru Nanak Sahib’s Gurpurb declared public holiday in Pakistan’s Punjab

Lahore, Pakistan (May 28, 2014): As per certain media reports a resolution seeking the Parkash Gurpurb of Guru Nanak Sahib to be made a public ...

Yatra opens to Hemkunt Sahib, but roads not ready for bikes

Dehradun, Uttraakhand (May 27, 2014): It is learnt that the Yatra to Hemkunt Sahib in the Garhwal hills opened on Sunday (May 25) but the roads to the Sikh shrine remain damaged after the flash flood disaster of last June that killed hundreds of people.

SGPC claims Pak Sikh Sangat agreed to start following ammended Nanakshahi Calendar

Amritsar, Punjab (May 21, 2014): It is learnt that the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) on May 20 claimed that the 'Sikh Sangat' in Pakistan had accepted to observe ‘Gurpurabs’ as per the amended Nanakshahi Calendar.

SGPC delegation led by Makkar on Pakistan visit from today

Amritsar, Punjab (May 18, 2014): It is learnt that a seven-member delegation of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) will cross over to Pakistan today. The delegations will be led by SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar.

Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara committee to continue following original Nanakshahi Calendar; Dal Khalsa hails decision

Amritsar, Punjab (May 14, 2014): It is learnt that the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) has decided to stick to the original Nanakshahi Calendar ...

Gurbani impact programme held at Punjab University, Chandigarh

Chandigarh/ Punjab (May 14, 2014): As per information available with the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN), a four-day ‘Gurbaani Impact Study Programme’ concluded at Panjab University ...

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