Sikh Rattan for former ragi

Amritsar, Punjab: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to give Sikh Rattan award to Bhai Gurmej Singh, former “hazoori ragi” of the Golden Temple, Professor of Sikhism to Dr Kirpal Singh, a historian, and Shiromani Ragi award posthumously to the late ragi Amrik Singh Jakhmi for their contribution to promote Sikhism.

The SGPC is contemplating action against the online sale of “pinni parshad” by a Bangalore-based firm.

Disclosing this here today, SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar said the matter was forwarded to Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh for his approval.

Bhai Gurmej Singh, who is visually impaired, had produced a Braille version of Guru Granth Sahib in 12 years.

Dr Kirpal Singh has done immense research in Sikh history and would be the first recipient of this honour from Akal Takht.

Source: The Tribune

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