SGPC to set up Global Sikh Centre for Learning and Information in US

Amritsar, Punjab: The SGPC is now gearing up to expand to the foreign shores by setting up the Global Sikh Centre for Learning and Information at Yuba City in California, US.

Talking to the mediapersons here today, SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar said they have floated a parallel body named SGPC USA Inc. to run the affairs of the centre which will be spread over 13 acres of land in California. He said Sikh philanthropist Deedar Singh Bains has donated the land to the SGPC for establishing the centre whose foundation stone would be laid in February next year. He said the centre was aimed at sensitising the people there about the Sikh religion. He said the four-member SGPC delegation led by its senior vice-president Raghujeet Singh Virk has already taken stock of the property about which all the legal formalities have been completed.

The delegation also held a series of meetings, besides opening up the centre’s account with the Bank of America. A management committee has also been formed to run the new body, SGPC USA Inc. This committee will work under the SGPC. This panel comprises Avtar Singh Makkar, Raghujeet Singh Virk, Sukhdev Singh Bhaur, Rajinder Singh Mehta, Mohan Singh Bangi, US-based Deedar Singh Bains and his son.

Makkar said a gurdwara will also be constructed along with the centre. He said the Global Sikh Centre for Learning and Information will have the distance education programme about Sikhism in English language in the online format so as to facilitate propagation of Sikhism there. He said the centre will also have Gurmat classes and turban-tying classes for Sikh children. Besides, seminars will be organised and literature in various languages distributed to spread awareness about the Sikh religion. On printing of Guru Granth Sahib and other religious literature in the USA, Makkar said these issues are also under consideration of the SGPC while adding that the supply of ‘birs’ and other religious literature will be made from the Yuba City Centre in future. The SGPC efforts in this direction assume significance in wake of the hate crimes against Sikhs post-9/11. The Sikhs in the USA and other countries have been facing various problems due to mistaken identity and security barriers.

Source: The Tribune

2 comments

  1. To
    The Honourable President
    U.S.A.

    Sub: Deny Visa to Modi
    Respected Sir,

    1. Mr. Narinder Modi was involved in killing of innocent Muslims in Gujarat, India. He is being appointed as a person to be the Next Prime Minister of India.
    2. Mr. Narinder Modi of B.J.P. is in touch with Chief Minister of Punjab Prakash Singh Badal (Akali Dal Party) a Sikh Terrorist.
    3. If U.S.A. or their people are honest they will never grant Visa to Mr. Narinder Modi in any circumstances. Your actions will tell every thing.
    Thanking You,
    Date:
    Yours truly,
    (H)
    ___________________________________________________________
    Joint achievements of these two Political Parties B.J.P. / Akali Dal Badal
    1. They killed innocent Muslims in Gujarat, Genocide / 2002.
    2. They burned Godhara train in which three U.K. citizens died.
    3. They burned Australian Missionary. Two kids and their father were burnt alive.
    4. They ransacked Churches and raped Nuns in Uttar Pradesh.
    5. Now in September, they killed 100 innocent Muslims in Uttar Pradesh, Genocide / 2013.
    6. Weapons provided by Akali Dal Badal (Sikh Organisation) in all the above cases. Swords are provided by Sikh Community because in India only they have the authority to keep arms and ammunition like this in the name of religious Symbol.
    7. Sikh Turban and Swords are not religious Symbol. A Sikh religious body of Amritsar named S.G.P.C. is as corrupt like any other Hindu Fundamental Organisation.
    8. Ban these weapons as mentioned in Point No. 7.
    9. Now creditability and honesty lies on U.S.A. Govt. Administration.
    ________________________________________________________
    List of Persons/Organisations those who speak against Foreign Christians
    1. Mr. Narinder Modi of B.J.P.
    2. Mr. Yog Guru Baba Ram Dev of B.J.P.
    3. Mr. Rajnath Singh of B.J.P.
    4. Ms. Uma Bharti of B.J.P.
    5. Ms. Sushma Sawraj of B.J.P.
    The following Organisations are involved in riots:
    1. Bajrang Dal, R.S.S. and Shiv Sena

    ________________________________________________________
    The above mentioned Persons/Organisations opposed Ms. Sonia Gandhi of Congress (I) from becoming Prime Minister of India. The reason stated by B.J.P. was that she is a Christian Lady and her Origin is from Italy.

    Mr. Narinder Modi and Yog Guru Baba Ram Dev can be seen live on Indian Media spitting Venom against foreigners.

  2. Sikh Dacoits

    To
    The Director Bank Central London U.K.
    Mr. Jack Tanna.
    Sub: Turban is not a religious symbol
    Sir,
    1. Sikhs many time fight in Gurdwara their own religious place and remove each other Turban which they wear on Head.
    2. This is an argument point which is to be raised; Sikh is declaring that Turban is a religious symbol.
    3. Ask that Sikh if that Turban is a religious symbol then how can there be two Sikhs one wearing Turban and the other Sikh is not wearing Turban.
    4. There cannot be two Sikhs one wearing Turban on Head and other Sikh is not wearing Turban on Head.
    5. There can be no Sikh without Turban or Dhoti (Piece of Cloth) on Head.
    6. By suing it is self explanatory that Sikhs are using a wrong mean all over World to extract money from Peoples.
    Thanking You,
    Date:
    Yours truly,

    (H)

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