Amritsar, Punjab: A three day World Sikh Educational Conference was inaugurated at Chief Khalsa Diwan Institute of Management and Technology, Tarn Taran, today. The seminar is being organised by the Educational Committee of the Chief Khalsa Diwan. Various eminent personalities and renowned educationist from across the world participated in the event.
The event began with the bhog of Sri Akhand Path at the institute. An exhibition of books, Sikh art and artifacts, traditional musical instruments and weapons was also held on the occasion. Literary works were also displayed. Books relating to Sikh history, culture and heritage were the main attraction.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Member of Parliament Ranjit Singh Bramhpura. A special section was dedicated to Sikh martyrs of the First World War for paying tributes. A session was held to promote organic farming. Experts briefed the participants about advantages of organic and natural farming.
Methods to increase the agricultural production with less use of fertilisers were also explained. Special emphasis was laid on eco-bins, rainwater harvesting and utilisation of kitchen waste for making natural manure.
Working models made by students of various schools under the CKD management were on display during the conference. Free samples of organic seeds and related books were distributed among the visitors.
President of the Chief Khalsa, Diwan Charanjit Singh Chadda, said 50 schools were running successfully under the patronage of the CKD charitable society. He said CKD Institute of Management at Tarn Tarn would be inaugurated by the Chief Minister on the concluding day of the conference. Chadda also announced opening of five new schools.
A meeting was held during the conference to discuss new projects for the further development of the CKD and its institutions. Resident president Nirmal Singh, honorary secretary Narinder Singh Khurana, additional honorary secretary educational committee Santokh Singh Seth, general secretary of the conference, Dr Jaswinder Singh Dhillon, local committee president Manjit Singh Tarn Tarani and various other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
Source: The Tribune