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Nalvi elected Haryana gurdwara panel chief

Vijay Sabharwal, Hindustan Times  Kurukshetra, September 24, 2012
First Published: 12:24 IST(24/9/2012) | Last Updated: 12:27 IST(24/9/2012)

Didar Singh Nalvi was unanimously elected as president of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (ad hoc) (HSGPC) for a term of five years here on Sunday.

He was elected for the post at a meeting of the district and block office-bearers at Saini Samaj Bhawan here.

The members also elected Paramjit Singh Makka (Sirsa), Mohanjit Singh (Panipat), Kulwant Singh Nagla (Kurukshetra) as vice-presidents, Suhinder Singh (Panipat) as general secretary, Darsahan Singh Brari (Kaithal) as treasurer, Raj Singh Sandhu (Dabwali) as finance secretary and Sukhbir Singh (Shahbad) as press secretary.

Sukhchan Singh advocate (Kaithal) was elected as auditor.

Three organising secretaries and 11 executive members were also elected at the meeting.

Addressing mediapersons, Nalvi, who played a vital role in constituting the HSGPC around 12 years ago, said they would intensify their struggle for an independent body in Haryana to control the Sikh shrines.

He said for the past 12 years the Congress was assuring them of accepting their demands but nothing on ground had taken place.

He said they had met Congress president Sonia Gandhi and hoped that the state government would fulfill their demands.

He said while Wakaf Board had been constituted in Haryana but separate HSGPC was not being constituted, which was a clear case of discrimination against Sikhs in the state.

He said the matter was discussed in the Haryana assembly for three hours on March 15, 2007, but the resolution was not made an act.

He urged the state government to agree to their demands by December 31 else the committee would ask the Sikh masses to support the political party that committed its implementation.

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