Anandpur Sahib, Punjab: The SGPC today decided to build a 500-room serai near Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib. The “kar seva” for the purpose has been handed over to Baba Kashmir Singh Bhuriwale.
Today, the “kar sewa” was inaugurated by Jathedar of Akal Takht Giani Gurbachan Singh, Jathedar of Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib Giani Mal Singh and head granthi of Golden Temple Giani Jagtar Singh.
Others who participated in the “kar sewa” included SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar, general secretary SS Bhaur, SGPC members Amarjit Singh Chawla and Rajinder Singh Mehta and Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib manager Sukhwinder Singh Grewal.
The Sant Samaj was represented by Nihang Baba Gurdev Singh Shaheedi Bagh wale, Baba Avtar Singh (Baba Bidhichand wale), Baba Labh Singh and Baba Ranjit Singh.
Makkar said initially 350 rooms would be constructed in the five-storey building. While majority of rooms would be air-conditioned, non-air-conditioned rooms and a dormitory would also be part of the serai, he said.
Talking to mediapersons over the consent to Haryana Sikh Gurdwaras (Management) Bill, 2014, by Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia, Makkar alleged Pahadia was acting at the instance of the Congress. Makkar said he met Pahadia this morning on the issue and he assured him that it being a religious issue, he would forward the case to the Union Home Ministry.
* The serai will have 500 rooms
* Initially, 350 rooms will be constructed in the five-storey building
* Baba Kashmir Singh Bhuriwale will do the “kar seva”.