DSGMC to start memorial construction

New Delhi: Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjit Singh GK today announced that the gurdwara committee would start the construction of the 1984 Sikh genocide victims memorial on the premises of Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib on November 1. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will lead the construction work.

The foundation stone of the memorial has already been laid in June 2013. The DSGMC has also invited Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and the heads of five Takhts for beginning the construction work.

There would be no political speech on the occasion except recitation of the Shabad, GK said. The memorial would be located just opposite Parliament where foreign dignitaries can see what had happened in 1984 against the Sikh community, he added.

Source: HT

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