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Revive Nanakshahi calendar: Sikh bodies

Amritsar, Punjab: The Sikh clergy’s decision to change the date for celebrating Guru Gobind Singh’s birth anniversary from December 28 to January 7 has revived the Nanakshahi calendar row. Some organisations have questioned the move while others have renewed the demand for reverting to the original Nanakshahi calendar. Bibi Kiranjot Kaur, SGPC member, said it was time that the controversy was ...

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Gurpurb on Jan 7

Amritsar, Punjab: The Sikh clergy today decided to celebrate Guru Gobind Singh’s birth anniversary on January 7 instead of December 28. The Martyrdom Day of the four Sahibzadas also falls on December 28. Addressing mediapersons, Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh said: “We have directed the SGPC and the Sikh Sangat to celebrate Guru Gobind Singh’s birth anniversary on January 7 ...

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SGPC gives Rs 2 cr aid to flood-hit J&K Sikhs

Amritsar, Punjab: The SGPC has disbursed financial aid worth Rs 2 crore for the rehabilitation of Sikh families in the flood-affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir. Diljeet Singh Bedi, SGPC additional secretary, in a statement, said they had kicked off the process to distribute aid to the affected Sikh families, which had been divided into three categories. “We are distributing cheques ...

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Animation film on Sikh history releases today

Chandigarh, India: The first animation film on the life of Chaar Sahibzadas produced and directed by Harry Baweja will be released world over on the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev tomorrow. It has been produced in Hindi and Punjabi and dubbed in American English. The film is about the four sons of Guru Gobind Singh. “It took me five years ...

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Prayers at Golden Temple for genocide hit

Amritsar, Punjab: Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh led the Sikh community in offering prayers at the Golden Temple in memory of those killed in the Sikh genocide of 1984. He categorically demanded that the Modi government punish those responsible for the brutal murder of Sikhs under a well-planned conspiracy by the then central government. “No doubt the Modi government has ...

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