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Baptised Sikh children to get free education

Anandpur, Punjab: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) will give free education up to Class 12 in its schools to Amridhari (baptised) Sikh children from baptised families. This decision came on Wednesday during a meeting of the SGPC’s executive committee here where the SGPC president, Avtar Singh Makkar, led the proceedings. Five needy Sikh girls from Jammu and Kashmir will ...

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SGPC hails Pak govt’s move to give holy city status to Panja Sahib

Amritsar,Punjab: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has welcomed the reported decision of the Pakistan government to grant the holy city status to Panja Sahib, one of the holiest Sikh shrines associated with Guru Nanak Dev, in Pakistan. In a release issued here on Saturday, SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar welcomed the announcement made to this effect by Arif Chaudhary, ...

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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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Documents of ’84 Haudh-Chillar Sikh massacre reported stolen

Ludhiana, Punjab: Two unidentified persons allegedly stole some pictures and documents related to the Sikh massacres that reportedly took place in Haudh Chillar, Pataudi and Gurgaon of Haryana in 1984. The burglary allegedly took place at the private office of Manwinder Singh Giaspura, a member of the Haryana government-appointed coordination committee to inquire into the massacres. In his complaint to ...

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8 years on, martyrs’ memorial in Muktsar yet to come up

Muktsar,Punjab: To appease the Sikh community, the ruling SAD has constructed a number of Sikh historical monuments, including Virasat-e-Khalsa in Anandpur Sahib, Wadda Ghallughara in Sangrur, Chota Ghallughara in Gurdaspur and Fateh Burj in Chappar Chiri. But no progress has been made with regard to a martyrs’ memorial (dedicated to Mai Bhago and 40 Muktas) on the Tibbi Sahib road ...

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