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SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar cheats Sikhs on calendar issue: Dal Khalsa

Amritsar, Punjab (May 21, 2014): Terming Avtar Singh Makkar as a failed head of the premier institution of Sikhs, the Dal Khalsa today lashed out at him for misleading the Sikh Diaspora on the issue of Nanakshahi calendar and creating divisions amongst members of Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC).

SGPC delegation led by Makkar on Pakistan visit from today

Amritsar, Punjab (May 18, 2014): It is learnt that a seven-member delegation of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) will cross over to Pakistan today. The delegations will be led by SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar.

Dal Khalsa hails Pakistan committee’s stand on original Nanakshahi Calendar

Tanda/ Hoshiarpur, Punjab (May 15, 2014): The crisis within the Sikh community does not seems to come to an end on the issue of Nanakshahi calendar as Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) has stick to its original version of 2003 refusing to accept the amended one thus giving setback to the Shiromani Akali Dal Badal's sponsored move to convince the Pak body to fall in line.

Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara committee to continue following original Nanakshahi Calendar; Dal Khalsa hails decision

Amritsar, Punjab (May 14, 2014): It is learnt that the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) has decided to stick to the original Nanakshahi Calendar ...

Nanakshahi Calendar issue likely to surface again – Ahead of Shaheedi Gurpurab, all eyes on Pakistan gurdwara committee

Amritsar, Punjab (May 13, 2014): Nanakshahi Calendar signifying distinct Sikh identity and ideology was adopted by the Akal Takht Sahib and the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) in 2003. Except few Sikh factions of Sant Samaj, the global Sikh community had adoped this calendar.

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Pal Singh Purewal meets Jathedars – Nanakshahi calendar discussed

Amritsar, Punjab (March 22, 2014): According to a news reported by the Hindustan Times (HT): Canada-based Sikh scholar Pal Singh Purewal, the architect of the Nanakshahi calendar, met the Sikh Jathedars on March 20.

Akal Takht Jathdar releases Nanakshahi Calender-546; No new amemdments yet

Amritsar, Punjab (March 12, 2014): As per inforamtion available with the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) the Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh released Nanakshahi calendar for the year 2014-15 on March 11. He also made an appeal to all the Sikhs to follow it and celebrate or observe all important days marked on it.

Meeting of Jathedars: SGPC approval must to form Sikh organizations; No decision on Nanakshahi Calendar, Patna Sahib Clash

Amritsar, Punjab (February 05, 2014): It is learnt that five Singh Sahibs, Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh, Takht Kesgarh Sahib Jathedar Giani Mal Singh, Takht Damdama Sahib Jathedar Gaini Balwant Singh Nandgarh, Head Granthi of Darbar Sahib Gaini Jagtar Singh and Granthi Giani Maan Singh held a meeting at Amritsar today.

No going back: Dal Khalsa opposes any move to revert back to Bikrami calendar

Amritsar, Punjab (February 05, 2014): Dal Khalsa has opposed the move initiated by certain quarters to revert back the Nanakshahi calendar to Bikrami.

American Gurdwara Committee want jathedars to take all into confidence before taking decision on Nanakshahi Calender

Amritsar, Punjab (February 05, 2014): It is learnt that the American Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (AGPC) has expressed serious concern over proposed changes in the Nanakshahi Calender.

Dal Khalsa President Harcharanjit Singh Dhami

Sant Samaj members should stop raking up controversial issues: Dal Khalsa

Amritsar, Punjab (December 12, 2013): Stressing on Panthic unity at this critical juncture, Dal Khalsa head H S Dhami appealed to leaders of the Sant Samaj to be sensitive towards the Sikh situation and stop raising controversial issues including Nanakshahi calendar that have a potential of creating divisions amongst the community.

Two separate Shaheedi Samagams at Dera Sahib, Lahore cause confusion among Sikh Sangat

It is notable that Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) has also sent a Jatha to Pakistan to observe the martyrdom day. Whereas the same samgam is to be held on June 16; it is learnt that the SGPC jatha would hold a separate function observing the martyrdom day on June 12. Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (PSGPC) shall observe the day on June 16.

Martyrdom day of Saka Nanakana Sahib Shaheeds observed by Sikhs in Pakistan

Nankana Sahib, Pakistan (February 21, 2013): As per information the martyrdom Day of Shaheeds of Saka Nankana Sahib is being observed is being observed at Nanakana Sahib in Pakistan from from February 19 to 21, 2013.

Nanakshahi Calendar released by Giani Gurbachan Singh; Discord in Pak & US remains

Amritsar/Ludhiana, Punjab (February 8, 2013): Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh today released the amended Nanakshahi Calendar for the New Year and said the Sikh community had widely accepted its amended version.

Badal Dal to implement amendments version of Nanakshahi Sikh Calendar in DSGMC

Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab (February 04, 2013): As per certain media reports Manjit Singh GK, President of Delhi unit of Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) said that “changed” Nanakshahi calendar would be implemented in Gurdwaras of Delhi now. It is notable that a Sikh calendar named Nanakshahi calendar was adopted by Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) in 2003.

Nanakshahi Calendar again in debate – DSGMC followed unamended version to observer Gurpurb

Amritsar/Ludhiana, Punjab (January 06, 2012): According to Times of India (TOI) once again the difference between Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) came to fore after the later celebrated the Parkash Utsav (Birth Anniversary) of Guru Gobind Singh on Saturday (January 5th) according to the Nanakshahi Calendar approved by SGPC in 2003 [...]

Dal Khalsa sticks to original version of Nanakshahi calendar, observes Gurpurab

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.

Marking their dissent, the Dal Khalsa released original version of the Nanakshahi calendar

Amritsar, PUNJAB (March 13, 2011): Marking their dissent, the Dal Khalsa released the copies of the original version of the Nanakshahi calendar and rejected the amended one on the basis that it is more in sync with the Bikrami calendar and concurrent Hindu religious events.

Withdraw amendments in Nanakshahi calendar: Sikh bodies

Ludhiana (January 17, 2010): The crisis within the Sikh community have further deepened on the issue of Nanakshahi calendar as a large section of Sikhs today openly revolted against the amendments made by the SGPC executive committee and resolved not to rest in peace till the arbitrary decision of the SGPC is not withdrawn.

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