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To widen its reach in Pakistan, SGPC to publish literature in Urdu

Wants to observe Saka Panja Sahib at historic gurdwara in Rawalpindi | Communication sent to PSGPC

To widen its reach in Pakistan, SGPC to publish literature in Urdu

Devotees hold a 'nagar kirtan' at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Sunday.

Tribune News Service

GS Paul

Amritsar, August 7

As a part of commemoration of the centenary of ‘Guru Ka Bagh Morcha’ and ‘Saka Panja Sahib’, the SGPC has decided to publish information booklets in Urdu, pertaining to the significance of the events.

Today, the SGPC organised a grand “nagar kirtan” from Gurdwara Baba Budha Sahib, Ramdass to Gurdwara Guru Ka Bagh Morcha at Ghookewali village, 25 km from here.

While the main event of ‘Guru Ka Bagh Morcha’ has been scheduled for August 8 here, the ‘Saka Panja Sahib’ would be commemorated on October 30. Both events were interlinked as part of Gurdwara Reform Movement of 1922.

Free booklets

Booklets on Guru Ka Bagh Morcha and Saka Panja Sahib are being published not only in Punjabi, Hindi, English, but in Urdu as well. These will be distributed for free in Pakistan. — Ajaib Singh Abhyasi, SGPC’s dharam parchar committee member

SGPC’s Dharam Parchar Committee (DPC) member Ajaib Singh Abhyasi said various special programmes were chalked out for the occasion.

In a first, the SGPC intends to observe Saka Panja Sahib at historic Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Hasan Abdal, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. A communication has already been forwarded to the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) for visa facilitation.

The SGPC would also conduct Gurmat programmes at Gurdwara Panja Sahib by initiating “akhand path” on October 28 and the “bhog” would be performed on October 30.

Besides, the SGPC would also conduct a special seminar dedicated to the occasion. A special jatha will also be sent to Pakistan. Besides, special copper coins, a postage stamp and an envelope dedicated to the occasion would be introduced.

Abhyasi said the PSGPC had taken up the matter of visa from the Pakistan’s home ministry, initially for a six-member delegation to discuss the programmes. “We are awaiting their response,” he said.

The SGPC has designed a special logo to mark the occasion, besides plans are afoot to introduce special copper coins that will have SGPC’s logo on one side and the image of Gurdwara Panja Sahib on the other side.

Similarly, a special postage stamp and an envelope, too, would be introduced in coordination with the Indian Postal authorities.

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