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SGPC assesses losses suffered by Sikhs

Amritsar, Punjab: A seven-member team of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has commenced assessing the damages inflicted to life and property by the floods that hit Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) recently. The assessment is being done to determine the extent of damage so that compensation can be given to families whose homes were washed away or damaged by the floods. ...

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Preparations on for 3 Sikh events

Amritsar, Punjab: The Sikh community is gearing up for three major events in the coming years – the 350th foundation day of Anandpur Sahib next year, the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh in 2017 and the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in 2019. The SGPC has decided to hold grand celebrations to mark the 350th foundation day ...

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SGPC to focus on winter season while sending help to J&K: Makkar

Amritsar, Punjab: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) will continue with its help to flood-hit people of Jammu and Kashmir, but it will be “need-based help” now onwards. Stating this before the media here on Wednesday, SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar said needbased help was the need of the hour in J&K. “This was more so as with the winters approaching ...

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Golden palanquin worth ` 1 crore offered to Harmandir Sahib

Amritsar, Punjab: A ‘palki’ (palanquin) carved out of 3-kg gold was given in offering to the Harmandir Sahib by a Kanpur-based Sikh family here on Wednesday. The palki, which is worth around ` 1 crore, was handed over to Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar at the shrine. The Guru Granth ...

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SGPC to honour Asiad winners

Amritsar, Punjab: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to honour the Asian Games medal winners associated with Punjab. Lauding the achievements of Khushbir Kaur of Amritsar, who won the silver medal in the 20-kilometre race walk, and Patiala Khalsa College student Trisha Deb, who won two bronze medals in archery during the Incheon Asian Games in South Korea, SGPC ...

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