Amritsar, Punjab: Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh today stressed the need to save Punjab’s youth from the scourge of drugs.
In his address to the community on Operation Bluestar anniversary, the Jathedar said: “We have already lost a generation to the dark days of terrorism. We can’t afford to lose another. It is imperative that we sensitise the people against drug addiction and persuade the addicted youth to join de-addiction facilities available in the state.”
He said awareness against drugs was the key to check the menace. He appealed to the Sikh community to unite under Akal Takht and strengthen itself. He said the Operation Bluestar took place three decades ago, but the wounds were still fresh. He said the “anti-Panthic forces” were uniting which was a big challenge before the Sikhs. He also emphasised on the propagation of Sikhism in the country and abroad. He asked the Sikh community to continue its struggle for the release of Sikh youths languishing in jails.
Earlier, the “bhog” ceremony of the “akhand path” organised to mark the occasion took place at Akal Takht. Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib Jathedar Giani Mal Singh performed the “ardas”.
Bhindranwale’s son felicitated
Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh and SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar felicitated Ishar Singh, son of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, and Bibi Harmit Kaur, wife of Bhai Amrik Singh, among others.