Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa

Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Shiromani Committee published a collection of valuable English articles of Sardar Kapoor Singh.

Bibi Jagir Kaur

SGPC At Glance

SGPC History

  • Established under the Sikh Gurdwaras Act, 1925, that came into force on November 1, 1925 AD.
  • After Sikh empire lasted till March 1849 AD, the British took charge of Punjab, including gurdwaras managements through mahants.
  • The conscious Gursikhs organized themselves to consolidate the power and capability and started Gurdwara Reform Movement.
  • In October, 1920 AD, Sikhs took charge of Sri Akal Takht Sahib from mahants and formed 'Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee'.
  • Struggle to liberate other gurdwaras continued, in January 1921 AD, Saka Tarn Taran Sahib took place and two Sikhs got martyred in an attack by mahants.
  • In February 1921 AD, Saka Sri Nankana Sahib took place; about 168 Sikhs got martyred in an attack by mahant.
  • Sikhs hold three morchas (fronts) including Chabian da Morcha, Guru Ka Bagh Morcha, Jaito Morcha.
  • The Sikh Gurdwara and Shrines Bill, 1925 was introduced in specially convened session of Punjab legislative council in Shimla on May 7, 1925 AD, bill passed unanimously in July 1925.
  • The first election to central board of SGPC was held on June 18, 1926 AD.

Present Structure

  • SGPC house consists of 191 members.
  • A total of 170 members are elected from different areas including Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and Chandigarh.
  • Fifteen members are nominated from all over India.
  • Six members include Jathedars of five Takht Sahiban and head granthi of Sachkhand Sri Harmandir Sahib.
  • Thirty seats are reserved for women.

Trust & Charitable activities

  • Five trusts running prominent educational and healthcare institutions.
  • Scholarships for Amritdhari students in SGPC schools, colleges and universities.
  • Assistance of free education to Amritdhari students in SGPC schools and colleges.
  • Garib Vidyarthi Fund for giving 100% fee concession to needy students.

Education & Healthcare

  • Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University at Fatehgarh Sahib, a missionary, charitable and humanitarian institution, with vision of creation of value based knowledge society.
  • Sri Guru Ram Das University of Health Sciences at Amritsar, an outstanding institute dedicated to producing exemplary doctors, nurses, health care professionals, academicians and researchers.
  • 55 schools in Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh.
  • 35 degree colleges in Punjab, Haryana and Maharashtra.
  • One nursing college in Amritsar.
  • 19 Sikh missionary institutes in Punjab, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

Management of Historic & Local Gurdwara's

  • Under Section 85 of the Sikh Gurdwaras Act; 83 historic gurdwaras managed by SGPC in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh.
  • Under Section 87 of the Sikh Gurdwaras Act; 200 historic and local gurdwaras by SGPC in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

Press & Publication

  • Three printing presses namely Shiromani Printing Press, Golden Offset Press and Gurdwara Printing Press, all established at Gurdwara Sri Ramsar Sahib – stationary press, Amritsar.
  • Golden Offset Press prints saroops of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, sainchis (two volumes of Sri Guru Granth Sahib), Gutka Sahib, books, tracts, monthly magazines and other such religious and holy matter.
  • Gurdwara Printing Press prints administrative stationary - related material like notepads, letterheads, forms, etc.

Sikh Itihas Research Board

  • To study, write, and preserve Sikh history in a systematic manner, this board has been set up at Amritsar.
  • Publishes important and contemporary books and journals from time to time as per requirement of the sangat (congregation).
  • Conduct scrutiny on letters and different issues related to Sikh matters.

Dharam Prachar Committee

  • 94 raagi jathas deputed for Gurbani Kirtan.
  • 92 pracharaks (preachers) deputed for preaching, publicity of Sikhism.
  • 37 dhaddi jathas (ballad singing groups) and 52 kavishar jathas (poetry groups) deputed for presenting glorious history of Sikhism to sangat.
  • 12 Sikh Missions established in the states including Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Nepal, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal.

Social Activities & Humanitarian Aid

  • Langar (community kitchen), tented accommodation, toilets and free literature distribution services for farmer's agitation at Delhi in 2021.
  • Kashmir floods relief in 2014.
  • Monetary help to 1984 affected families.
  • Special cancer relief fund for affected patients.
  • Dharam Arth Fund for helping needy families.

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This website has been developed to provide information to the public for awaring SGPC activities based on the data provided by Sikh Itihas Research Board.
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