SGPC to revive Machhiwara forest

The jungle at Machhiwara,where the tenth Guru of Sikhs Guru Gobind Singh took refuge from the Army of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb,is set to come alive.

Written by Express News Service | Amritsar | Published:September 11, 2012 1:03 am

The jungle at Machhiwara,where the tenth Guru of Sikhs Guru Gobind Singh took refuge from the Army of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb,is set to come alive. The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC),in its executive meeting at Anandpur Sahib on Monday,decided to develop the forest akin to the one that existed during the Guru’s time. SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar said the forest would be developed in SGPC-owned area in Machhiwara — a town in Ludhiana district that houses four Gurdwaras,including the Gurdwara Shri Charan Kanwal Sahib,named after the Guru’s feet.

Woman DSP robbed,injured in Jalandhar

Jalandhar: A woman DSP of the Punjab Armed Police dislocated her shoulder and had her mobile phone robbed after she was allegedly attacked by snatchers while returning home with her daughter on Sunday. DSP Gurmel Kaur was returning home in a rickshaw when the incident took place near the city’s main bus stand. Two men on a motorcycle tried to snatch Kaur’s purse. She resisted and fell from the rickshaw sustaining shoulder injuries,police said.No arrests have been made so far.

Cops bust drug supplying ring

Jalandhar: With the arrest of five people and the recovery of heroin worth Rs 1.1 crore on Monday,the district police claimed to have busted a seven member gang. SSP Yurinder Singh Hayer said SP (D) Rajinder Singh and joint teams of CIA and special staff nabbed the five and seized 220 gm of heroin,two pistols and an Innova car.

Schools directed to publish magazines

Amritsar: All senior secondary and high schools in Punjab will now have their own magazines with titles to be decided by school authorities. The office of Director General of School Education in Punjab has asked heads of all the senior secondary and high schools across the state to plan the school magazine out of amalgamated funds charged monthly from the students. The initiative is aimed at exploiting the creative potential of the students. The magazines will have articles,poems,biographies and other literary material written by school students only. The office of DGSE has instructed officials to plan the magazine depending on the availability of funds.

Saragarhi martyrs to be remembered

Ferozepur: The district will be commemorate September 12 as Saragarhi Day to pay homage to the 21 Sikh soldiers who had laid down their lives while fighting more than 10,000 Pathans on September 12,1897. A gurdwara has been constructed at the site where a function will be held which will be attended by Deputy Commissioner S Karuna Raju and Division commissioner Raminder Singh.

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