Amritsar, January 19, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) will now organise refresher courses in the educational institutions as well and Gurmat (teachings of the Sikh Gurus) training camps for students. Apart from inculcating Sikh religious history and Gurbani to the students in the schools and colleges, the religious teachers will also connect the staff of educational institutions with the Gurmat.
A letter has been issued by the director education to the educational institutions following instructions from president, SGPC, Bibi Jagir Kaur.
It is notable that 15-day refresher courses have been conducted in the Gurdwaras managed by the SGPC to firm and inculcate Gurmat in the employees.
Under the programme, these courses have now been made compulsory even in educational institutions as well.
SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur said, “One of the objectives of the educational institutes run by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee is to spread Sikhism. It has been decided to conduct refresher courses for the employees of the educational institutions and Gurmat training camps for the students. In addition, daily religious classes will continue as earlier.”
SGPC president said, “In the educational institutions where Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is well-seated, apart from the concerned granthis and sewadars, all the employees of the institute would also be attending these courses daily.
As many employees as possible have been asked to be present during the morning and evening maryada (code of conduct at gurdwara). At the same time arrangements will be made to write the morning Hukamnama at the appropriate place of the institution as per maryada.”
SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur said that it has been made mandatory to attach a brief history as well as historical photographs in the name of a concerned Guru or personality in whose name, a school or college has been established.
“This will create awareness among the students and staff about the history of religion. The arrangements would also be made to celebrate the historical days in the educational institutions in the form of sangat (congregation) and to make the students visit various historical Gurdwaras”, said Bibi Jagir Kaur.
She said that from time to time organisation of activities related to Sikh history such as Gurbani kantth competition (reciting memorised Gurbani), turban competition, historical painting competition, kavishri competition (poetry), Sikh dress competition, Gatka (Sikh Martial Arts competition, etc. are also being ensured in educational institutions.