Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar has appreciated the decision of the Madhya Pradesh (MP) government to waive entertainment tax on Harry Baweja's Punjabi movie, 'Char Sahibzade', based on the four sons of Guru Gobind Singh.
" All Sikhs appreciate this decision", stated Makkar while praising chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan.
Makkar also appreciated the demand made by Chauhan to the union railway ministry for starting a direct train from any one of the major cities of MP to Amritsar. This demand has been made to facilitate the visit of the residents of MP to the holy city for paying obeisance at the Golden Temple.
"This is a genuine demand as a direct link will make the visit to Amritsar easy for the people of MP. At present, most trains that touch Amritsar, pass through Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore and some other cities, which at times creates problems as seats/berths are always not available on such trains", said Makkar.
SGPC religious study exam on Nov 18, 19
The grade-I and grade-II national-level Sikh religious study examinations of the SGPC will be held on November 18 and 19 respectively.
An SGPC statement on Tuesday said that for this 553 examination centres had been established in the states of Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhad and Delhi. The staff for conducting the exam too had been appointed.
SGPC secretary (dharam prachar) Satbir Singh said that so far a total of 48,011 candidates had enrolled with the SGPC for taking this test. Roll numbers had been dispatched to all the candidates.
He said that those have not received their roll numbers could make contact with the SGPC on mobile numbers 098148-98263 and 098144-10361.