First week of June full of sentiments for Sikh qaum: Bibi Jagir Kaur
Amritsar, June 4:
Sri Akhand Path Sahib started today to mark the annual martyrdom ceremony on June 6, to offer homage and respect to the martyrs including Sikh men, women, and children, who got martyred during the military attack by the Congress government of India on Sachkhand Sri Harmandar Sahib and Sri Akal Takht Sahib in June 1984.
At the start of Sri Akhand Path Sahib, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Bibi Jagir Kaur, general secretary Bhagwant Singh Sialka, member Bhai Manjit Singh Bhurakohna and prominent personalities were present.
On this occasion, the ardas (prayer) was offered by Bhai Sukhdev Singh and additional head granthi of Sri Akal Takht Sahib, Bhai Malkit Singh recited the holy hukamnama for sangat (devotees).
Talking at this moment, SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur said, “Like every year, the Shaheedi Samagam (martyrdom ceremony) with regards to June 1984 ghallughara (holocaust) will be marked on June 6. Dedicated to this occasion, Sri Akhand Path Sahib have been started today (on Friday). It is a very serious and emotional week in which the sentiments of the entire Sikh qaum (community) are of suffering. I appeal to the sangat to pay homage and respect to the martyrs keeping in view the sanctity and sensitivity of Ghallughara Day on June 6.”
On this occasion, SGPC additional secretaries Sukhdev Singh Bhurakohna, Pratap Singh, Sukhminder Singh, assistant secretaries Kulwinder Singh Ramdas, Sakatar Singh, Balwinder Singh Kahlwan, Sulakhan Singh Bhangali, Gurmeet Singh Buttar, manager of Sri Darbar Sahib Gurinder Singh Mathrewal, superintendent Malkit Singh Beharwal, OSDs to SGPC president Dr Amrik Singh and Dr Sukhbir Singh, manager Baghel Singh, Narinder Singh, Jaspal Singh Dhade, Darshan Singh, federation leader Kanwarcharhat Singh and others were present.
Devotees do darshan of bullet-hit holy saroop on day two
On day two of public display, the devotees continued to do darshan (glimpse) of holy saroop of Sri Guru Granth Sahib which were hit by a bullet when enshrined at Sachkhand Sri Harmandar Sahib in June 1984. This holy saroop were made public by the SGPC yesterday (on Thursday) and are enshrined for darshan to sangat at Gurdwara Shaheed Ganj Baba Gurbakhsh Singh up to June 5. Today, during the second day of darshan, SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur, general secretary Bhagwant Singh Sialka, SGPC member Bhai Manjit Singh Bhurakohna, head granthi of Sri Akal Takht Sahib Giani Gurmukh Singh and others were present.
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