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SGPC to give free education, shelter to Sikh girls in J&K

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Amritsar, February 07, 2013
First Published: 19:48 IST(7/2/2013) | Last Updated: 19:52 IST(7/2/2013)

To promote education among Sikh girls in Jammu and Kashmir, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to offer free education and accommodation to them in the institutions being run by the SGPC.

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SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar said that a committee would be formed to conduct survey of schools in J&K to enlist Sikh girl students.

During a meeting with the SGPC chief, Kashmir Sikh Sangat chairman. Dhanwat Singh said that the Sikh community in Jammu and Kashmir was facing a plethora of problems and nothing was being done address them. "J&K Sikhs have religious, social, political and economic issues. Sikhs are being ignored and not being given their due," Dhanwant claimed.

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