Punjab Speaker releases coffee table book on Guru Teg Bahadur

Punjab Speaker releases coffee table book on Guru Teg Bahadur

Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan (centre) and GNDU Vice-Chancellor Prof Jaspal Sandhu release a book on Guru Teg Bahadur in Amritsar on Thursday. Photo: Sunil kumar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, August 4

A coffee table book titled “Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji: Travels and Relics” dedicated to the 400th Parkash Purb of Guru Teg Bahadur was released by Speaker of the Punjab Legislative Assembly Kultar Singh Sandhwan in a ceremony at Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) today.

He said, “It is a matter of pride for us that GNDU is working on the footprints set by Guru Nanak Dev by continuing with the tradition of documentation of wisdom thoughts and important events of history.”

The event was organised by the Centre on Studies in Sri Guru Granth Sahib in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Auditorium of the university. Compiled by Prof (Dr) Amarjit Singh, Director, Centre on Studies in Sri Guru Granth Sahib, with the support of the Punjab Government, the book documents the travels of Guru Teg Bahadur and his teachings besides mentioning the places and incidents of importance.

Prof Amarjit Singh said the book comprises many important historical events and other relics that are presented for the first time and in detail.

Dr Manmohan Singh, IPS, Special Director (IB), who was the key speaker, presented a lecture on Guru Teg Bahadur’s life, personality and martyrdom. He said Guru Teg Bahadur protected the thought of plurality of culture/society with freedom of religion. Later, a book entitled “Punjabi English Shabadkosh” by scholar Manmohan Singh was also released.

Manmohan Singh was a Punjabi scholar who had translated Sri Guru Granth Sahib in English and is the grandfather of VC Prof Jaspal Singh Sandhu.

Announces Rs 5 lakh grant for GNDU

Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan announced a grant of Rs five lakh to GNDU and assured VC Prof Jaspal Singh Sandhu that he would take up the matter of grants to the university with CM Bhagwant Mann. “GNDU has been upgrading its academic and research infrastructure to higher levels. I will ask the CM to open heartedly provide all support to it,” he said.

Students meet Speaker, submit memo of demands

The Student Action Committee submitted memorandum of demands to the Speaker as he met them and listened to their issues. They raised the issue of lack of democratic space to students. From discussing the demand of raising funds for the varsity from the state government and allowing students to take exams in Punjabi, they also sought a high-level inquiry into unconstitutional appointments in university.

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