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Baba Guru Nanak varsity will be set up at Nankana Sahib, assures Pakistan

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Kirpal Singh Badungar had recently written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to take up the matter with his counterpart in Pakistan.

punjab Updated: Sep 20, 2017 11:02 IST
Surjit Singh
Citing the sentiments associated with the place and advantage to the area, the legislature of Pakistani Punjab had unanimously raised its voice in support of establishing the university at Nankana Sahib.
Citing the sentiments associated with the place and advantage to the area, the legislature of Pakistani Punjab had unanimously raised its voice in support of establishing the university at Nankana Sahib.(Photo source: Wikipedia)

The provincial assembly of Pakistani Punjab has promised to set up the Baba Guru Nanak University at Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of first Sikh master, Guru Nanak Dev.

Citing the sentiments associated with the place and advantage to the area, the legislature of Pakistani Punjab had unanimously raised its voice in support of establishing the university at Nankana Sahib, as per the original plan. The move will now lead to the cancellation of the plan of shifting the varsity to Muridke.

Badungar said this was a historical move which has accommodated the sentiments of Sikhs who were furious over this issue lately.

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Kirpal Singh Badungar had recently written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to take up the matter with his counterpart in Pakistan.

Badungar had also announced to send a delegation to Pakistan to negotiate with the authorities concerned.

The government of Pakistan had also earmarked a budget of Rs 100 crore for the university. Moreover, Sikh diaspora in United Kingdom and other western countries had offered to fund the university.

SGPC welcomes the move

Welcoming the decision of Pakistani assembly, Badungar said this was a historical move which has accommodated the sentiments of Sikhs who were furious over this issue lately. He thanked the assembly members to raise this matter.

He credited the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and member of Pakistani Punjab assembly, Ramesh Singh Arora, for their persistent efforts to safeguard the interests of Sikh community across the globe.