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Darbar Sahib Amritsar - fireworks show

Issue of fireworks at Darbar Sahib on Diwali caught in debate, however SGPC to go ahead with the show

Amritsar, Punjab (October 27, 2013): It is learnt that Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana who is confined in Central Jail Patiala had urged Akal Takht Sahib to issue a directive/message to the Sikhs that they should not play crackers on November 03, 2013 – the day of Diwali, celebrated by Sikhs as Bandi Chhor Divas; and deposit donate that amount for the welfare of victims of November 1984 Sikh genocide.

Guru Ramdas Langar Hall, Darbar Sahib (Amritsar)

SGPC to redesign Kitchen at Guru Ramdas Langar as per advice of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)

Amritsar, Punjab (August 25, 2013): As per certain media reports teh Indian Institute of Techonology (IIT) has suggested redesigning of the kitchen at Guru Ram Das Langar at Darbar Sahib, Amirtsar so as to aviod the pollution. As per inforamtion the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has already started working in this direction as per advice of the institute.

SGPC suggests no-parking zone around Harmandar Sahib

Chandigarh/ Punjab (July 29, 2013): As per media reports in its suggestions for curbing the effect of pollution on the Harmandar Sahib Amritsar, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on July 29, 2013 submitted before the Punjab and Haryana high court that the area around Harmandar Sahib should be declared a no-vehicle zone and the entry of heavy vehicles should be banned inside the walled city.

Website of Sri Akal Takhat Sahib launched

Amritsar, Punjab (April 01, 2013): It is learnt that an exclusive website of the Sri Akal Takhat Sahib was launched from the Sri Darbar Sahib (Amritsar) complex on April 01, 2013.

SGPC to build Sarai for displaced Afghan Sikh families for stay during visit to Darbar Sahib

Amritsar, Punjab (March 10, 2013): According to media reports the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) has decided to construct a serai or niwas for Afghan Sikh families, who were reportedly displaced from Afghanistan following the internal strife in that country.

SGPC launched Live Kirtan app for iPhone, iPad

Amritsar, Punjab (March 03, 2013): It is learnt that the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) launched a new internet application ‘live kirtan’ for the convenience of Sikh Sangat across the globe.

Hazoori Ragi reportedly refused to perform Kirtan at DSP Swaran Ghotna’s bhog

Ludhiana, Punjab (February 23, 2013): It is learnt that a Hazoori Ragi of Sri Darbar Sahib (Amritsar) refused to do Gurbani Kirtan at the bhog of a former Punjab Police DSP Swaran Singh alias Ghotna.

David Cameron: I’m fortunate to be first UK PM to visit Darbar Sahib in Amritsar

Amritsar, Punjab (February 20, 2013): David Cameron, the leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, said that he was fortunate to be the Prime Minister of UK to visit Sri Darbar Sahib, a holy Sikh shrine, in Amritsar (Punjab).

David Cameron visits Darbar Sahib & Jallianwala Bagh; says 1919 killings was shameful

Amrtisar, Punjab (February 20, 2013): British Prime Minister David Cameron today visited Sri Amritsar in Punjab and paid obeisance at the holiest shrine of Sikh religion Golden Temple where he was presented a robe of honour.

Sikh body, Dal Khalsa, lauds UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit Darbar Sahib, Amritsar

Amritsar, Punjab (February 19, 2013): The Dal Khalsa has acknowledged that the visit of British PM to the Golden Temple, Amritsar will put Sikhs on the world map catching the attention of the world community and thereby creating more understanding of the Sikh community.

A view of Darbar Sahib on Guru Ramdas Ji’s Gurpurb

A view of Sri Darbar Sahib, Amritsar on October 09, 2012.

Darbar Sahib Complex and Shaheedi Memorials

Captain Amrinder’s lies on Memorial Issue – & True facts about Darbar Sahib complex & Sikh memorials

Amritsar/Ludhiana (July 06, 2012): Congress leader and former Punjab chief minister Captain Amrinder Singh in his another misleading statement has opposed Sikh memorial for Saka Darbar Sahib (June 1984), when Indian army invaded the sacred complex of Sri Darbar Sahib Amritsar. [...] Capitan Amrinder Singh's claims and opposition regarding place and form of memorial is unfounded. Either He is totally ignorant of Sikh history or he is deliberately lying to show his loyalty to Delhi. [...]

British Lawmakers tabled motion against Jay Leno

London, England (January 26, 2011): Jay Leno continues to face opposition on his controversial remark about Sri Darbar Sahib, Amritsar, the sacred Sikh shrine. Now British lawmakers say Prime Minister David Cameron should complain to the United States over a Leno routine that joked about the holiest site in the Sikh religion.

US rights body lodged a complaint with Federal Communications Commission against Jay Leno

New York, USA (January 24, 2012): A US based Sikh rights group “Sikhs for Justice” (SFJ) has lodged a complaint with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ...

Dal Khalsa writes to US Ambassador on Jay Leno issue

Amritsar, Punjab (January 25, 2012): Dal Khalsa has sent a letter to the US Ambassador in New Delhi regarding Jay Leno’s derogatory remark regarding Darbar ...

SGPC chief, Dal Khalsa oppose Jay Leno’s remarks

Amritsar, Punjab (January 24, 2012): NBC comedy show host Jay Leno's derogatory remarks about Darbar Sahib, Amritsar have enraged Sikhs in Punjab. Avtar Singh Makkar, president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) said Leno's remarks were unfortunate. "They hurt the feelings of Sikhs” he added. He said that innumerable Sikhs have lost their lives to uphold its honour and dignity and this is a sensitive issue.

US official defends Lay Leno

Ludhiana, Punjab (January 24, 2012): Certain media reports have revealed that the United States officials have come to the defence of US television show host Jay Leno.

Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee

SGPC, SSF oppose Jay Leno’s remark

Amritsar, Punjab (January 23, 2012): Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) spokesperson Kiranjit Kaur, on behalf of SGPC, has objected to Jay Leno's remark about Darbar Sahib, Amritsar.

Sikh diaspora gets support from Indian Minister against Jay Leno’s derogatory remark about Darbar Sahib

New Delhi (India)/Ludhiana (Punjab): For last five days the Sikh diaspora circles were able to create a strong voice against Jay Leno's derogatory remark about holy Sikh shrine Darbar Sahib, which is well known in the western countries as the Golden Temple of Amritsar.

Derogatory remark against Darbar Sahib – People have felt hurt personally

“Darbar Sahib is such a respectful place that any person existing in this world is not even equivalent to a dust particle in front of this sacred place. Jay Leno, you don't know anything about this religion and this place and you are definitely guilty if you say anything wrong about it” wrote Karanbir Singh.

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