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Kumbh Mela: SGPC to display books on Sikh history

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Amritsar, January 11, 2013
First Published: 20:31 IST(11/1/2013) | Last Updated: 20:45 IST(11/1/2013)

Perhaps for the first time, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) will display books on Sikh history, religion and culture at Allahabad during the coming Kumbh Mela.

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Besides books, paintings that depict Sikh history and culture will also be on display at the SGPC stall.

SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar took this decision here on Friday. He said the idea behind this was to acquaint people of all faiths who take part in the Kumbh Mela about Sikhism and the valour of Sikh gurus and warriors.

"Sikh history and religion is not something that must be confined just to those attached with this religion. People of other faiths should also be told about our history, our religion," Makkar said, pointing out that Guru Nanak had attended the Kumbh Mela at Haridwar.

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