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SGPC begins preparations for “Khalsa March” to mark “Sirhind Fateh Dihara”

May 5, 2014 | By

Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab (May 04, 2014): It is learnt that the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has started preparations at Fatehgarh Sahib and at Chappar Chhirri to observe the Sirhind Fateh Dihara to commemorate the victory of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur and Sikh forces against the Mughal rulers in Sirhind.

A view of memorial raised at Chappar Chhirri [File Photo]

A view of memorial raised at Chappar Chhirri [File Photo]

According to a news published at YesPunjab.Com, [w]hile talking to media-persons [at Fatehgarh Sahib] on Saturday (May 03), the SGPC interim committee member Karnail Singh Panjoli said that the celebrations would be held for two days on May 13 and 14.

He said a ‘historic Khalsa March’ would start at 9 am on May 13 from Gurdwara Chhappar Chhirri and would conclude at Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib after passing through Landran, Chunni, Badali Ala Singh, Mukarpur, Kotla Bijhara and Gurdwara Jyoti Sarup.

As per information the march would be ‘flagged off’ by SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar and Baba Balbir Singh of Buddha Dal, Baba Nihal Singh Harian Vela of Tarna Dal, chief of the Bhidichand community Jathedar Avtar Sngh Sursingh Wale, Damdami Taksal chief Baba Harnam Singh Dhumma and Baba Gulzar Singh of Karsevawale.

“A large number of Nihangs would be participating in the historic event” said Panjoli.

He further added that gatka competitions would also be organised on the intervening night of May 13 and 14 at Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib.

He said a meeting of the religio-social organisations and Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) has also been convened on May 5 to finalise the programmes.

He said that invitations had already been dispatched to religious and social organisations.

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