Amritsar, September 7, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Dedicated to the 400th Prakash Purb (birth anniversary) of Sri Guru Teg Bahadar Ji, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has launched a mega Dharam Prachar Lehar (campaign to flourish Sikh faith) under its program to reach out to every village in Punjab.
Launching this campaign, SGPC President Bibi Jagir Kaur dispatched the teams of pracharaks (preachers) in different constituencies, which will propagate the Sikh faith in one village for seven days and this series will continue to cover the entire state.
While dispatching the preaching vehicles, Bibi Jagir Kaur said, “Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the events could not be conducted in villages prior to the 400th birth anniversary of the ninth Guru, which have been started now. This Dharam Prachar Lehar is being run under the banner of ‘Ghar Ghar Andar Dharamsal’ (Righteousness in every house) and the jathas of 100 pracharaks will do the religious preaching simultaneously. One team will do preaching in a village for seven days and then, it will depart from the next village.”
She said that in Punjab, these teams of pracharaks will work under supervision of three zones of Punjab including Majha, Malwa and Doaba.
These pracharak teams will connect the Sangat (community) to Gurbani and will also hold discussions on Sikh Rehat Maryada (code of conduct), Sikh history, and Sikh principles. The teams will also distribute the religious literature to the Sangat.
Bibi Jagir Kaur said under this campaign, those granthis of the villages who will perform the service of Gurbani Santhia (lesson of Gurbani reading and grammar) will be given Rs 2,000 and those granthis who will assist the teams in propagating the faith from door to door will be given Rs 1,000 by the SGPC’s Dharam Prachar Committee.
She said that the Sangat will be motivated to take Amrit (get initiated into Sikh faith) and Amrit Sanchar will be conducted after organising Gurmat Samagam. SGPC president appealed to the Sangat to provide support during this campaign.
On this occasion, SGPC general secretary Advocate Bhagwant Singh Sialka, chief secretary Harjinder Singh Dhami, SGPC executive committee members, members and officials were also present.