Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab: Shiromani Gurdwara Par bandhak Committee president Avtar Singh Makkar on Friday hailed the decision of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managing Committee to construct a memorial to the victims of 1984 Sikh genocide at Gurdwara Rakabganj near Parliament in the national capital.
Speaking to media persons here, Makkar said that the SGPC would fully cooperate with the DSGMC in this regard.
He also claimed that former DSGMC president Paramjit Singh Sarna had no right to oppose the proposed memorial since the latter was openly supporting the Congress.
Meanwhile, Makkar said that the SGPC would install a new machine worth ` 12.50 crore for cancer patients at Guru Ram Das College and Hosptial in Amritsar within a month.
He said that the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee had already given ` 4 crore in this regard.
He said that efforts were on to accord the status of university on Guru Ram Das College and Hosptial.
Makkar released the prospectus of SGPC-managed Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College a t Fatehgarh Sahib for the academic year 2013-14 in the presence of Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University vice chancellor Dr Gurmohan Singh Walia.
Speaking on this occasion, Makkar said that BBSBEC was committed to provide quality higher education to the students.
He said that in addition to BTech in computer science engineering, information technology, electronics and communications engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and industrial engineering already running in the college, another BTech programme with specialisation in agriculture engineering would also be started this year.
Admissions to MTech, MBA and MCA programmes would also be conducted.