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Friday, December 04, 2020

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee


100 yrs of SGPC: A tumultuous journey of faith & politics

November 18, 2020 11:26 am

As the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) celebrated its 100th Foundation Day on Tuesday, Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh called SGPC the mother of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).

Start journey from Punjab to Panth: Jathedar to SAD

November 18, 2020 11:10 am

Preaching to the SAD to return to its Panthic agenda, Giani Harpreet Singh said Shiromani Akali Dal, the son of SGPC too is going to celebrate its 100th anniversary in coming months. He said no one will be able to separate mother from son if SAD starts its journey from Punjab to Panth.

Gurdwara Election Commission waits for Chief Commissioner, he waits for renovation

November 18, 2020 10:58 am

Justice S S Saron (retd) has visited the office twice in the recent past and sought its renovation and availability of staff so that he may take charge and start working. A visit to the office on Tuesday, however, revealed that no renovation work has started so far.

Paintings of Nehru ‘removed’ from Foundation Day exhibition

November 18, 2020 12:42 pm

The exhibition was the idea of former All India Sikh Student leader Harvinder Singh Khalsa, who said he was not aware about the removal of the Nehru's paintings. The three paintings are no longer on display, but have been placed at the back in foldings.

How SGPC fought untouchability, caste system in its formative years

October 13, 2020 5:24 am

October 12, 1920, was a big day in the history of the SGPC. On Monday, a couple of Dalit and Sikh organisations came together to celebrate the anniversary of restoration of Dalits rights to offer Krah Parshad at the Golden Temple. 

Former SGPC president Jathedar Avtar Singh Makkar cremated in Ludhiana

December 23, 2019 5:34 am

The funeral was attended by SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal, former MP and SAD (Amritsar) chief Simranjit Singh Mann and rebel Akali leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa.

Avtar Singh Makkar’s funeral: Sukhbir, Dhindsa avoid each other

December 23, 2019 5:33 am

Dhindsa, who had resigned from all Shiromani Akali Dal posts, has joined hands with its splinter groups to “liberate” SAD from the Badal family and to revive party's “lost glory”.

Ludhiana: SGPC ex-president Avtar Singh Makkar dies after illness

December 21, 2019 4:49 am

He was one of the longest serving presidents of the SGPC, holding the post from November 2005 to November 2016.

Punjab: 30 Sikh outfits demand SGPC chief’s resignation

March 14, 2019 4:12 am

The dharna was being held on the handing over cases against Dera head Gurmeet Ram Rahim to CBI.

History book row: SAD starts 48-hour dharna in Amritsar

November 02, 2018 3:05 am

Both SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal and SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal will sit for 24 hours each at the dharna site.