Amritsar, July 13: SGPC decides to grow paddy seedlings on 53 acres of Gurdwara lands to support affected farmers. The SGPC secretary Partap Singh said that there”has been a huge loss of farmers’ crops due to floods in Punjab, in view of which the SGPC President has ordered to grow paneeri (seedlings) in the land of different Gurdwara Sahibs under the SGPC management.
He said that under this initiative, paddy seedlings will be grown on 10 acres of land at Gurdwara Baba Gandha Singh Ji in Barnala, 12 acres at Gurdwara Sahib Patshahi Dasvin Heran in Ludhiana, 15 acres at Gurdwara Sri Nankiana Sahib in Sangrur, 5 acres at Gurdwara Sri Manji Sahib Kotan in Ludhiana, 8 acres at Jalalabad farm of Sri Darbar Sahib and 3 acres at Gurdwara Baba Bir Singh Ji Rattoke in Tarn Taran. He said that late varieties of paddy will be sown so that the affected farmers can benefit from it.
SGPC secretary also said that while langar (food from community kitchen) from different Gurdwaras under the management of SGPC is reaching the people affected by water, the medical teams are also providing their services on the ground in affected areas. He said the SGPC has also made adequate arrangements for accommodation in Gurdwara Sahibs for the affected families as per the requirement.
Besides this, Punjab is under flood and there is distress all over, the officials and employees of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) are serving humanity by reaching out to the needy without caring for their lives, he said
Following the instructions of SGPC President Harjinder Singh Dhami, the SGPC has been providing services in the flood-affected from day one. Accordingly, efforts are being made by the SGPC to bring the people stuck in Himachal Pradesh (HP) safely to Punjab.
SGPC secretary Partap Singh said that on the instructions of SGPC President Harjinder Singh Dhami, under the leadership of SGPC member from HP Daljit Singh Bhinder, the team of manager of Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib Gurpreet Singh and assistant manager Sandeep Singh, reached Mandi city in HP, who took stock of the situation there and started work to help the needy with the management committee of Gurdwara Sahib in Mandi.
Partap Singh said that a large number of pilgrims who went to visit the Gurdwara Sahib situated in HP have stayed here due to floods, and the SGPC is working to bring them back to Punjab. He said that today a bus carrying 50 people left for Sri Anandpur Sahib from Mandi. Similarly, the rest of the people will also be brought back safely to Punjab.