Giani Mal Singh was here on Thursday installed as the new jathedar of Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib.
A former head granthi of Harmandar Sahib, Giani Mal Singh was appointed jathedar by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) executive committee on August 15 following the death of jathedar Giani Tarlochan Singh.
Those who presented siropas and dastar (turban) to Giani Mal Singh included Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh, Takht Sri Damdama Sahib jathedar Giani Balwant Singh Nandgarh, Takht Patna Sahib jathedar Giani Iqbal Singh,Takht Sri Hazur Sahib (Nanded) jathedar Giani Partap Singh, Shiromani Akali Dal president and Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar, SGPC general secretary Sukhdev Singh Bhaur, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee president Manjit Singh GK, Damdami Taksal chief Baba Harnam Singh, Budha Dal Nihang sect head Baba Balbir Singh, Taruna Dal head Nihal Singh Hariyan Belan, Baba Labh Singh, Sant Man Singh Pehowa and Baba Lakha Singh Nanaksar Kaleranwale.
Giani Mal Singh said he would perform his duty with dedication and work for the propagation of Sikhism. He also sought the cooperation of the Sikh Sangat in this regard.