Amritsar, October 26, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Dedicated to the centenary of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and in memory of the martyrs of the Gurdwara Reform Movement, a grand Gurmat Samagam (religious congregation) of Sikh Missionary Colleges was today held at Gurdwara Sri Manji Sahib Diwan Hall. The event was attended by a large number of pracharaks (preachers), raagis, tabla players, representatives of 56 Sikh Missionary Colleges and Institutions and a large number of pracharaks.
In her address, SGPC President Bibi Jagir Kaur lauded the contribution of Sikh Missionary Colleges in the flourishing of the Sikh faith. She said that these institutions are connecting the Sangat with the Sikh faith by dedicating themselves to the Sikh Rehat Maryada (code of conduct) approved by the Sri Akal Takht Sahib and these organizations have given many eminent personalities to the community.
On this occasion Bibi Jagir Kaur thanked the Sikh Missionary Colleges for their support in the SGPC’s ‘Ghar Ghar Andar Dharamsaal’ (sacred shrine within every home) campaign and announced an annual assistance of Rs 1 lakh to each Sikh Missionary College. She said that 19 Sikh Missionary Colleges are being run by the SGPC itself and many other institutes are also making significant contributions to the SGPC’s campaign.
She said that every Sikh Missionary College should move forward in liaison with each other so that the challenges of the community could be tackled with unity.
Bibi Jagir Kaur said that the SGPC would soon open a Sikh Missionary College for the girls in the name of Mata Sahib Kaur at Tarn Taran so that Sikh women could also participate in the field of preaching the Sikh faith. She thanked the representatives of Sikh Missionary Colleges for attending the function.
Students of Sikh Missionary Colleges performed Gurmat Kirtan at the function and various scholars also shared their views with the Sangat (congregation). Surinder Singh, Principal, Sikh Missionary College, Sri Anandpur Sahib, presented his views on the life and mission of a Sikh preacher. Similarly, Gurbachan Singh Panwan, Principal, Gurmat Gyan College, Ludhiana, spoke on the history of the SGPC and its strengthening. Chairman of Sikh Missionary College, Ludhiana S. Harjit Singh shared sentimental views on the importance of Sikh Rehat Maryada and Prof Maninderpal Singh of Sahibzada Jujhar Singh Missionary College, Chaunta shared his views about the greatness of Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
The speakers thanked Bibi Jagir Kaur for organizing the function of Sikh Missionary Colleges on behalf of the SGPC and expressed their commitment to always cooperate in the missionary work of the SGPC. During the function, the stage was managed by Dr Amrik Singh Latifpur and head pracharak Bhai Jaswinder Singh Shahur.
On this occasion additional head granthi of Sri Harmandar Sahib Giani Jagtar Singh Ludhiana, granthi Giani Gurminder Singh, Giani Rajbir Singh, SGPC members, SGPC secretaries and others were present.