Amritsar, October 19, 2023: Sharomani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has expressed commitment to continue the struggle for the Bandi Singhs (Sikh prisoners). Its said in a meeting of the SGPC’s executive committee (EC) held under the leadership of SGPC President Harjinder Singh Dhami.
Addressing the to journalists President Harjinder Singh Dhami said that the SGPC had organized a signature campaign for the release of Bandi Singhs and filled up about 26 lakh forms, which would be sent to the President of India through the Governor of Punjab. He said that appointment has been sought from the Governor of Punjab to discuss the issue of Sikh prisoners.
Dhami also welcomed the inclusion of self-declaration in the voter form for the SGPC elections by the Gurdwara Election Commission, “I truly declare that I am a Sikh, I believe in Sri Guru Granth Sahib and ten Sikh Gurus and I have no other religion”.
He said that the SGPC had objected to the non-inclusion of this self-declaration. It was necessary that the form should have been issued by taking the Sikh institutions into confidence.
Harjinder Singh Dhami also informed that the SGPC has released an application for live audio Gurbani Kirtan from Sachkhand Sri Harmandir Sahib as per the daily Maryada (conduct) of the entire day.
He said that this app has been named SGPC Gurbani Kirtan, through which the community members will be able to listen to uninterrupted audio streaming of Kirtan for the entire conduct.
Apart from this, it was also decided to give offices to the SGPC office-bearers. In this regard, a demand was submitted by SGPC general secretary Bhai Gurcharan Singh Grewal, which was accepted. Apart from the SGPC President, these offices will be developed for the senior vice-president, junior vice-president and general secretary.