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Anandpur Sahib Foundation Day celebrations to be held in June

chandigarh Updated: Dec 29, 2014 21:37 IST
Bahadurjeet Singh
Bahadurjeet Singh
Hindustan Times
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The main celebrations of the 350th Founders' Day celebrations of the historic city Anandpur Sahib will be held from June 17 to 19.

The decision was taken by high-level committee constituted by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) at the panel's first meeting on Monday. Chaired by Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib Jathedar Giani Mal Singh, the meeting chalked out schedule for the much-awaited celebrations.
Providing details of the event, SGPC general secretary Sukhdev Singh Bhaur said that the Sri Akhand Path would start at Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib on June 17, while the bhog will be held on June 19. Five nagar kirtans will be taken out to Anandpur Sahib from Takht Damdama Sahib, Akal Takht, Delhi and Gurdwara Paonta Sahib and Jammu and Kashmir.

A seminar and a women's conference will also be organised as part of the celebrations.

"A special commemorative ring tone would also be prepared," he said.

SGPC has also decided to plant 3.50 lakh trees in Gurdwaras functioning under section 85 to 87 of the Sikh Gurdwars Act by June next year.
All religious bodies such as Sant Samaj, Sukhmani Sahib Seva Societies, Nihang organisations, study circle, Akhand Kirtani Jatha,Damdami Taksal, as well as political parties have been asked to participate in the celebrations.

The committee will enlist the help of central and state governments to ensure that the event is conducted without a hitch.
"SGPC's Sikh preachers who had played an important role in motivating the youth against apostasy and intoxicants would be honoured in a special function to be held in January," said Bhaur.

SGPC junior vice-president Kewal Singh Badal, secretaries Dilmegh Singh, Bhai Roop Singh, Satbir Singh and Daljit Singh Bedi, SGPC members Rajinder Singh Mehta, Karnail Singh Panjoli and Dyal Singh Kolianwali and Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib manager Sukhwinder Singh Grewal attended the meet.

The committee has also demanded tfour-laning of Banga-Garhshanker-Anandpur Sahib Road.

The schedule

The Sri Akhand Path will start at Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib on June 17. Bhog will be held on June 19. Five nagar kirtans will be taken out to Anandpur Sahib from Takht Damdama Sahib, Akal Takht, Delhi and Gurdwara Paonta Sahib and Jammu and Kashmir. A seminar and a women's conference will also be organised as part of the celebrations.