January 5, 2012 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Amritsar, Punjab (January 05, 2012): While SGPC managed Gurdwaras celebrated the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh on 31th- the last day of the previous year, the groups opposed to amendments have observed gurpurab on Thursday sticking to the original version of the Nanakshahi calendar adopted by Khalsa Panth in 2003.
Dal Khalsa while observing the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh vowed to stick to the original version, arguing that the changes are in sync with Hindu religious events. The organization voiced their concern against mixing of Nanakshahi (solar calender) with Bikrami (lunar calender).
Dal Khalsa activists along with local sangat gathered at village Rajdhan, 30 kms from the city and observed the day with great fervor and zeal. After the bhog of Sehaj Path, ragis performed shabad kirtan during the event. The speakers while addressing the gathering renewed their demand and urged the Akal Takht to revert to the original calendar.
While talking with media persons over there, Kanwar Pal Singh said the recent decisions taken by Gaini Gubachan Singh, jathedar of the Akal Takht ranging from mixing of calendar to bestowing of Panth Rattan title to Parkash Singh Badal has time and again landed the community into embarrassing and awkward situation”, adding that this is due to the lack of any norms to select the deserving person for the august post. He blamed that the majority of decisions taken by present incumbent were derived by political considerations of the party that run the SGPC affairs by proxy.
Referring to deferring of case of film star Amitabh Bachan’s at Akal Takht, he said it was done keeping in view the impending assembly elections. “The jathedars’ are under pressure from SAD and SGPC to give clean chit to super star. But sensing the possible outburst from aggrieved families of Nov 1984 genocide, the final decision has been postponed under the pretext that “time was inefficient to discuss the case”.
Prof Inderjit Singh, Sarbjit Singh Ghuman, Kuldeep Singh Rajdhan, SYP head Ranbir Singh and vice-president Paramjit Singh also spoke.
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Related Topics: Dal Khalsa, Nanakshahi Calendar, SGPC