Approval of important decisions in meeting of SGPC executive committee
Amritsar, April 22:
The executive committee (EC) of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to open a preparatory academy to prepare the Gursikh youths for the competitive examinations.
Speaking after the EC meeting at the SGPC office in Amritsar on Thursday, SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur said, “An academy dedicated to the 400th Prakash Purab (birth anniversary) of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib is being set up by the SGPC to prepare Gursikh youths for the competitive examinations, which is named as 'Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Competitive Studies'.”
Bibi Jagir Kaur said, “A sub-committee was constituted in this regard and as per its report and recommendations this institute would be set up at Panth Ratan Jathedar Gurcharan Singh Tohra Institute of Advanced Studies in Sikhism, Bahadurgarh, Patiala. The academy would prepare the Gursikh youths for the IAS, IPS, NDA, PCS and Grade-A central or state services.”
Bibi Jagir Kaur said, “For taking the coaching through this institute, the students would have to Sabat Soorat (with unshorn hair, beard) and only the students belonging to Sikh dharma will be admitted. Graduate level students will be required to be at least 20 years of age and preference will be given to post graduate students. No fee would be charged from those students taking coaching at this institute.”
Bibi Jagir Kaur said, “Apart from this, accepting the selection of the girls from the trials for the sports academy set up by the SGPC to encourage girls towards the sports, it has been decided to use a sarai at Gurdwara Sri Ber Sahib, Sultanpur Lodhi as a hostel. The girls selected for the sports academy would be provided good coaches, sports kits, food, etc. along with their education by the SGPC.”
Giving information about another important decision, Bibi Jagir Kaur said that no cost would be charged from the pregnant women admitted for delivery at Sri Guru Ram Das Hospital. “In addition, a shagun of Rs 1,100 would be given on the birth of a girl child at the hospital”, said the SGPC president.
Bibi Jagir Kaur said that one of the children of the employees of the SGPC who had passed away in the line of duty would be given the job on compassionate grounds as per their qualifications.
During the EC meeting, a condolence resolutions have been passed offering condolences to the demise of SGPC members recently including S. Dalwar Singh Chhiniwal, former member S. Kuldeep Singh Dhos and mother Bibi Jarnail Kaur of SGPC member S. Gurpreet Singh Jhabbar.
In the EC meeting, senior vice-president S. Surjit Singh Bhitewad, junior vice-president Baba Buta Singh, general secretary Adv Bhagwant Singh Sialka, chief secretary Adv Harjinder Singh Dhami, executive member Baba Charanjit Singh Jassowal, S. Navtej Singh Kauni, S. Baldev Singh Chunghan, S. Satwinder Singh Tohra, S. Ajmer Singh Khera, S. Bhupinder Singh Bhalwan, S. Harbhajan Singh Masanan, Bibi Malkit Kaur Kamalpur, S. Mithu Singh Kahneke, S. Amrik Singh Shahpur, secretary S. Mahinder Singh Ahli, S. Sukhdev Singh Bhurakohna, S. Partap Singh, S. Sukhminder Singh, assistant secretary S. Kulwinder Singh Ramdas, S. Balwinder Singh Kahlwan, S. Tejinder Singh Padda, S. Sulakhan Singh Bhangali, OSD to SGPC president Dr Amrik Singh Latifpur, Dr Sukhbir Singh, S Satbir Singh Dhami and superintendent S Malkit Singh Beharwal was present.
Sikh youth who breaks national record in athletics honoured with Rs 2 lakh
After the executive committee meeting, SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur honoured Gurinderveer Singh, a student of Khalsa College, Jalandhar, who had set a national record in athletics, with a cheque of Rs 2 lakh. Gurinderveer Singh has set a record of 100 meters in 10.5 seconds in U-18 and U-20 categories.
Bibi Jagir Kaur announced that the expenses for Gurinderveer Singh's education would also be borne by the SGPC so that more youths could take inspiration and move forward in the field of sports. On this occasion she also honoured Gurinderveer’s father and coach.