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Sikh diaspora bodies oppose move to replace Nanakshahi Calendar

Jalandhar, Punjab: Sikh organizations across the globe stands divided on the issue of amendments to the Nanakshahi Calendar. Whereas the SGPC has reportedly reverted back to Bikrami Calendar (a lunar calendar) this year, various Sikh organizations, majority of which comprises Sikh diaspora bodies, have taken a stand in favor of 'original' Nanakshahi calendar (a solar calendar).

Pakistan Gurdwara committee to continue with original Nanakshahi calendar

Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee has expressed reservations on amended version of Nanakshahi Calendar recently released by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, Amritsar, India. The SGPC has released provisional calendar for the year 547 Nanakshahi (2015-16 AD).

Committing fraud, the SGPC has killed Nanakshahi calendar systematically and buried it secretly: Dal Khalsa

Stating that the cat is out of the bag, the Dal Khalsa today fired a salvo against the SGPC accusing the so-called premier institution of the Sikhs for playing a fraud on Sikhs. The organization has stated that committing sin, the SGPC has killed Nanakshahi calendar systematically and buried it secretly.

SGPC likely to revert to Bikrami Calendar, may keep ‘Nanakshahi’ label; Media reports

There are reports that the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) may revert to Bikrami Calendar replacing out Nanakshahi Calendar. As per media reports SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar yesterday met Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh to seek clarity over the issue of calendar for the Sikh New Year beginning March 14, 2015.

Dal Khasla, AGPC object to Penal announced on Nanakshahi Calendar issue

Sikh bodies- Dal Khalsa and American Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (AGPC) have raised objections against penal announced by Giani Gurbachan Singh, Jathedar of Akal Takht Sahib, on Nanakshahi Calendar issue. Terming it as "one-sided" move Dal Khalsa chief spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh said that the committee seems to have been formed with the sole motive reimposing 'Bikrami Calendar'.

Jathedars announce 18 member committee on Nankshahi Calendar issue

Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh today announced to form an eighteen member committee to find solution of Nanakshahi Calendar issue. The decision reportedly taken in a meeting of five Sikh Jathedars.

Don’t listen to Sant Samaj and revert back to original Nanakshahi Calendar, Jathedars urged

Ahead of Takht Jathedar's meeting on Nanakshahi Calendar issue, former Takht Damdama Sahib Jathedar Balwant Singh Nandgarh, on March 08, said the views of those who didn’t follow the Sikh “rehat maryada” should not be given any importance while deliberating on the key issue of Nanakshahi calendar. He was apparently targeting the Sant Samaj ahead of the Sikh clergy meeting on March 09.

Pak minister says Gurdwaras in Pakistan will continue to follow Original Nanakshahi calendar

Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Pir Mohammad Amin-ul-Hasnat Shah has said they would continue to follow the original Nanakshahi calendar of the Sikhs in Pakistan.

Sikh bodies to discuss hot issues, support Jathedar Nandgarh in 15 January meeting at Talwandi Sabo

Representatives of various Sikh organisations are expected to hold a meeting at Takht Damdama Sahib in Talwandi Sabo on January 15.

Sant Samaj want Sukhbir Badal to get Jathedar Nandgarh removed

Sant Samaj leaders led by Baba Harnam Singh Dhumma reportedly met Sukhbir Badal in New Delhi. Sant Samaj leaders asked Sukhbir Badal to get Giani Balwant Singh Nandgarh removed as Jatehdar of Takht Damdama Sahib.

Nanakshahi Calendar issue: Sikh bodies to meet Akal Takht Jathedar on Jan. 01

Representatives of certain Sikh organizations announced to meet Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh on January 1, 2015 to seek implementation of the original Nanakshahi calendar. The organization, who gathered at Takht Damdama Sahib on Dec. 24, extended support to Giani Balwant Singh Nandgarh, the Jathedar of Takht Damdama Sahib, on Nanakshahi Calendar issue.

Sant Samaj want Akal Takht to discard Nanakshahi calendar and revert to Bikrami Calendar

Members of the Sant Samaj yesterday (Dec. 22) met Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh and handed him over a memorandum, seeking revocation of Sikh calendar called Nankshahi Calendar. Members of Sant Samaj also demanded the implementation of the Hindu calendar called ‘Bikrami Calendar’.

Implementation of the original Nanakshahi calendar is vital for the unity of the Sikhs: SYP

Dal Khalsa youth wing ‘Sikh Youth of Punjab’ has reasserted it’s stand to follow the original Nanakshahi Calendar. A gathering of the Sikh Youth of Punjab today observed in a resolution that ‘implementing the original Nanakshahi calendar is vital for the unity of the Sikhs’.

Jathedar again changes Parkash Gurpurb date to Dec. 28; Demand for permanent solution grows stronger

Amritsar, Punjab: Giani Gurbachan Singh, Jathedar Akal Takht Sahib, announced that Guru Gobind Singh ji's Parkash Gurpurb will be celebrated on December 28 as per the amended Nanakshahi calendar.

American Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee seeks restoration of original Nanakshahi Calendar

New York: Following confusion over date of Parkash Gurpurb of 10th Sikh Guru, the American Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (AGPC) has once again raised the demand of implementing the original Nanakshahi Calendar which was adopted by SGPC in 2003.

Nanakshahi Calendar issue is in focus again: Pakistan Gurdwara Committee to convene ‘Sikh Convention’

Amritsar, Punjab: The issue Nanakshahi Calendar is once again in focus. The Pakistan Sikh Grudwara Prabhandal Committee (PSGPC) is reportedly preparing to hold a ‘Sikh Conference’ at Nankana Sahib this issue. PSGPC was set to hold the convention on Parkash Gurpurb of Guru Nanak Ji but it was postponed after the participants faced visa issues.

Dal Khalsa want Jathedar to decalre date for Parkash Gurpurb of 10th Guru as per Original Nanakshahi Calendar

Hoshiarpur, Punjab: The Dal Khalsa has criticized Giani Gurbachan Singh for creating further confusion on the Parkash day of Tenth Master Guru Gobind Singh by ...

“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 ...

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.

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.

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