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Punjabi Cultural Council want “Chaar Sahibzaade” to be declared as an ‘educational film’ 24 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
Chandigarh: Punjabi Cultural Council has appealed to the Punjab Government to declare animated 3D film “Chaar Sahibzaade” as an educational and historical movie depicting real history of the great sacrifices of four sons of tenth guru Guru Gobind Singh ji . Besides, arrange special shows of the film for students in all educational institutes to create awareness among themselves. In the letters send to Punjab Chief Minister, Education Minister and Secretary Education, Punjabi Cultural Council Chairman Jaswant Singh Chhapa and President Harjeet Singh Grewal has said that the movie explains historical aspects of the rare and great martyrdom of Chaar Sahibzaade...-
Dal Khalsa to hold protest rally against flagrant human rights violations including forced disappearances 24 Nov 2014 | 9:19 am
Hoshiarpur, Punjab: Commemorating 66th World Human Rights day, the Dal Khalsa will hold a rally and march against forced disappearances, fake encounters, illegal detentions and inhuman torture in Punjab since 1984. Addressing the press meet party leader H S Dhami said to give the victims’ of state repression a voice, theirs group with the support of Damdami Taksal and Sikhs for Human Rights would be organizing the rally at Amritsar on December 10 on the occasion of World Human Rights Day. Explaining the rationale behind the rally, he said it’s an attempt to make the victims’ visible with a hope that...-
Hindutva ‘Thought Paper’ lists out 5-Ms as biggest enemies of Hindutva forces in India 24 Nov 2014 | 7:10 am
Do you know who the “biggest enemies of the Hindu society” are? These are ‘Malicious-5 or M5 — Marxism, Macaulayism, Missionaries, Materialism and Muslim extremism — says a two-side printed single-page ‘Thought Paper’ distributed in the World Hindu Congress 2014 that concluded in the national capital on Sunday. On one hand there are RSS leaders talking of the ‘confident Hindu’ making his mark on the world stage . There are calls to shed parochialism and be open-minded to the world around. On the other we have this. The progress of Hinduism perhaps depends a lot on how well its passionate advocates reconcile...-
BJP leader shot dead in Bihar; Killing sparks protests 24 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
Bihar, India: A BJP leader was shot dead allegedly by unidentified persons near Krishna theater in Siwan (Bihar). According to the police the incident took place on the evening of Nov. 23 when Srikant Bharti (42) was riding a bike on his way back home in Sonal Toli locality after attending a marriage function. Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG-Saran Range) Parasnath said Srikant Bharti was shot in his head from a close range by armed assailants on another bike. He was taken to the Sadar hospital where he was declared brought dead, DIG said. Srikant Bharti had unsuccessfully contested Assembly polls from...-
Sikh scholars discuss Nanak’s teachings 24 Nov 2014 | 11:38 am
Chandigarh: Historians and Sikh scholars have advocated a strong move to translate the message of Guru Nanak Dev to promote harmonious and peaceful co-existence, locally as well as globally. This was decided on the second day of the silver jubilee celebrations of the Institute of Sikh Studies (IOSS), here today.
The scholars laid stress on the creation and promotion of a casteless society.
The Sikh scholars passed a resolution demanding that the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) and Sri Akal Takht Sahib must revert to the original Nanakshahi Calendar in view of several distortions which had crept in due to frequent amendments in...
Name Aurangzeb Road after Guru Tegh Bahadur: DSGMC 24 Nov 2014 | 11:34 am
New Delhi: The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has demanded from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for changing the name of Aurangzeb Road in Delhi after ninth Guru Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib.
DSGMC president Manjit Singh GK asked Modi that the Sikh community across the globe wants this and naming road after the ninth guru would be a befitting tribute to the guru who chooses to lay his life for the cause of humanity.
Guru Tegh Bahadur was martyred in Chandni Chownk on the orders of then Mughal ruler Aurangzeb in November 1675. Guru’s martyrdom day falls on November 24, Monday.
Radicals form new Akali party 23 Nov 2014 | 11:41 am
Amritsar, Punjab: Radical elements in the Sikh Panth, opposed to the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), have joined hands to form yet another Akali party — the United Akali Dal (UAD).
The formal declaration of the formation of the UAD was made here on Saturday following a convention of the United Sikh Movement, a socio-religious group that had been in existence for the past two years. The group was formed by Bhai Mokhan Singh, a member of the Mehtabased seminary, the Damdami Taksal, with a view to fighting drug addiction and preventing Sikh youth from cutting their hair short.
The convention commenced with...
‘Sikhs are duty-bound to ensure decrees not violated’ 22 Nov 2014 | 8:31 am
Amritsar, Punjab: The Akal Takht made it clear that all Sikhs were duty bound to ensure that all ‘ hukamnamas’ (decrees or edicts), ‘ hukams’ (directives) and ‘ sandeshs’ (messages) were implemented and adhered to in letter and spirit and violations do not take place.
This clarification was issued after Amrik Singh Ajnala, a local panthic leader and member of a ‘ satkar committee’ met Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh here on Friday and complained that ‘ satkar committees’ did not receive suppor t from the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC).
Satkar committees, which have been formed on the directions of the Akal...
Academician retells life of Guru Teg Bahadur 22 Nov 2014 | 8:11 am
Amritsar, Punjab: A book based on the life and history of Guru Teg Bahadur written by academician Jagjit Singh Nagpal was released today at Prabhakar School, Cherherta. The book titled ‘Guru Teg Bahadur- Matchless Martyr of Faith’ records the life and the sacrifices made by the ninth Sikh guru.
The book attempts to retell some of the historical discrepancies about Guru Teg Bahadur, claims Nagpal. “I got intrigued to know more about the ninth Sikh guru as I read different accounts of his life in various books. No two books say the same thing and that’s when I decided to do more...
Takht : Efforts on for release of Sikh detainees 22 Nov 2014 | 8:07 am
Amritsar, Punjab: Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh today said they were making sincere efforts to meet the demands of Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa who had resumed his hunger strike for the release of Sikh detainees in Ambala.
The Jathedar said he had taken up the matter with the state government, which would soon approach the Union Government on the issue as most of the cases of Sikh detainees came under its purview. He said he had also forwarded the representation given by Gurbaksh Singh to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal who had taken a sympathetic view of the matter. The AISSF...
Harmandir Sahib Hukumnama : Mon 24 November, 2014
Forgetting the Lord, one is ruined forever. How can anyone be deceived, who has Your Support, O Lord? || Pause || Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, life is like a burning fire, even if one lives long, like a snake. One may rule over the nine regions of the earth, but in the end, he shall have to depart, losing the game of life. || 1 || He alone sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord, the treasure of virtue, upon whom the Lord showers His Grace. He is at peace, and his birth is blessed; Nanak is a sacrifice to him. || 2 || 2 ||