IEP Chandigarh, September 28
The Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (HSGPC) and the State Government will be organizing Akhand Path Sahib at Gurdwara Sri Nada Sahib on October 7 to thank the Almighty after the Supreme Court announced its verdict to uphold the validity of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara (Management) Act, 2014. On this occasion, HSGPC and Sikh Sangat will also felicitate Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal.
Meanwhile, a meeting of HSGPC under the Chairmanship of MP, Karnal, Sh. Sanjay Bhatia was held at Chandigarh Haryana Niwas.
After the meeting, the Committee members also expressed their gratitude to the Chief Minister, who while respecting the sentiments of the Sikhs, strongly defended the formation of a separate Gurdwara managing committee for Haryana in the Supreme Court.
The members said that Akhand Path Sahib will be held at Nada Sahib on October 7 and Bhog ceremony will be held on October 9. Sikh Sangat from across the state will attend the Path.
The Chief Minister said that the State Government is continuously working for the interests of the Sikhs.
“After the decision of the Supreme Court, now all 52 Gurdwara Sahibs of Haryana will do social service work under the supervision of HSGPC. I am hopeful that the entire Sikh Sangat will now work in the spirit of harmony and brotherhood and will do its best for the interest of society,” added Sh. Manohar Lal.
The Chief Minister also assured that as per their expectation, Sikh Sangat will be given complete support from the state government and together they will work for the betterment of society.
Notably, Haryana Government, while respecting the sentiments of the Sikhs, strongly defended the formation of a separate Gurdwara managing committee for Haryana in the Supreme Court. As a result of which the Supreme Court announced its verdict in favour of the Sikh Sangat of Haryana.
After this verdict was announced Sh. Manohar Lal visited the main Gurdwaras across the state to offer prayers and took the blessings of Guru Sahib.
The Chief Minister paid obeisance at Gurdwara Sri Nada Sahib, Gurdwara Sri Manji Sahib at old Sarafa Bazaar, Karnal and Gurdwara Sahib Pehli Patshahi in Panipat and Gurdwara Sri Bangla Sahib in Rohtak.