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Khalsa College digitises rare books, manuscripts of Sikh era

Amritsar, Punjab: Hundreds of rare books, manuscripts and hand-written documents belonging to the era of Sikh gurus, reflecting Punjab’s rich cultural heritage, preserved at the 83-year-old Sikh Research Library and Museum in over a century-old Khalsa College, have been successfully digitised. The material has been put to digital technology through computerisation following a rigorous six-month long processing by a Jalandhar-based private ...

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Heritage comes under threat

Amritsar, Punjab: Even as the Municipal Corporation has initiated the move to de-notify the historic Ram Bagh area, summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, it has turned a blind eye to the instances of burning garbage on the premises of this historic site by its own staff members. Mayor BR Arora has his camp office on the premises of the historic ...

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Losing Saragarhi’s Heritage

Amritsar, Punjab: This was the memorial created after the battle in which 21 Sikhs heroically stood to the last against 10,000 Afghan tribesmen on the frontier. Their last stand, chronicled in my next book, cemented the reputation of Sikhs as brave and loyal soldiers of the British Empire. A reputation still remembered to this day, albeit not as much as ...

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Simran Singh to restore ancient gurudwaras

Allahabad,India:An American born Sikh has vowed to restore all the Sikh shrines in India and Nepal visited by Guru Nanak Dev Saheb to their pristine glory. Born in a Christian family in America, David, popularly known as Simran Singh Khalsa, after he turned Sikh, is mobilising funds since long for the restoration of Sikh shrines to their original form. With ...

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