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SGPC supports celebration of Amritsar Foundation Day as annual event

Amritsar,Punjab:  JThe Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has extended its support and solidarity for celebrating Amritsar Foundation Day as an annual affair from the current year. Amritsar Foundation Day will be observed on July 6. During a meeting held between SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar, secretary Roop Singh, Eco-Amritsar Chairman Gunbir Singh and Ravneet Singh, the proposal was discussed and ...

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Pakistani Sikh body defying Akal Takht edict: SGPC

Amritsar, Punjab:  With Pakistan government failing to issue visas to ShiromaniGurdwaraParbandhak Committee’s (SGPC) jatha, which was scheduled to visit Pakistan on June 4 to observe the martyrdom day of Guru ArjanDev on June 12, SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar has warned that if Pakistan Sikh GurdwaraParbandhak Committee (PSGPC) didn’t observe Sikh religious days as per the amended version of Nanakshahi calendar, ...

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Akal Takht’s exclusive website launched

Amritsar, Punjab:  Finally Akal Takht website, www.akaltakhatsahib.com has been launched. The awaited website was launched by Jathedar Akal Takht Giani Gurbachan Singh at Secretariat Akal Takht in the Darbar Sahib complex. Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee president Avtar Singh Makkar who was present on the occasion said the website had been launched, keeping in mind the global demands of Sikh community. ...

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Sikh organisations oppose SGPC’s move to participate in Kumbh

Chandigarh, Punjab: The decision of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) to participate in the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad has been opposed by various Sikh organisations, which criticised the apex body for “undermining the basic principles of the faith.” It is the first time the body has opted to participate in the event. SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar, in a ...

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Avtar Singh Makkar re-elected SGPC chief

Amritsar, Punjab: As expected, Avtar Singh Makkar staged a comeback for the fifth time in a row when he got re-elected as the President of the SGPC with a thumping majority by cornering as many as 139 votes of a total of 164 members present in the general house meeting of the Mini Parliament of the Sikhs here today. HSGPC ...

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