June 2, 2013 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Khadur Sahib, Punjab (June 02, 2013): According to a press release sent by Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Nishan-e-Sikhi: “[t]aking a new initiative, Sri Guru Angad Dev institute of religious studies run under Padma Sri Baba Sewa Singh Kaar Sewa Wale managed Nishan-E-Sikhi charitable trust (Regd.) Khadur Sahib, is going to send its MA students, under a special project, to Madhya Pradesh to propagate Sikhism as well as collect the information regarding livings and development of the Sikh community residing there”.
“Talking to media persons in a press conference, director of the institute Piara Singh said duration of the trainee missionary’s visit would be of one month and they would leave for Gawalior (MP) on June 2” the release reads further.
“Gawalior will be main center and Dabra, Mohna and Hargobind Pur will be sub-centers under this project where campaign of propagation of Sikhism would be controlled from”, he reportedly added.
Principal of the institute Waryam Singh who will look after the project, said the students would also do their research work and prepare daily report about their working.
“In the end of the visit, the trainee preacher will conduct ‘Amrit Sanchar’ at related sub-centers. In future, our institution would try to plan this kind of projects in other states also”, he added.
This institute at Khadur Sahib was established in 2009 with the motive of providing missionary preachers and scholar to the community. A batch of 20 students is admitted every year in under graduate course on the basis of test and interview. Students acquire Post Graduate degree in religious studies after completion of 5 years integrated course. Simultaneously, special syllabus of Sikhism and Gurmat Sangeet is taught in the course. Education, accommodation and food are provided free of cost during the course. The institute also teaches foreign languages such as English, French, and Spanish etc. to its students in order to enable them to propagate Sikhism among foreign societies. The institute is running under the direction and supervision of Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, former Jathedar (Chief) of Sri Akal Takhat Sahib, Amritsar. Almost 100 students are studying in this institute.
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