June 26, 2023 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Amritsar (25 June 2023): Panth Sewak personalities Bhai Daljit Singh Bittu, Bhai Narayan Singh, Bhai Satnam Singh Khandewala and Bhai Satnam Singh Jhanjian today shared information about the global Sikh gathering that is to be held on Miri Piri Day.
Bhai Daljit Singh Bittu and Bhai Narayan Singh told journalists that the Khalsa Panth has long had a tradition of joint decisions and joint leadership which has dissipated over the last century and more, due to the popularity of Western-style organisational structures and practices. It is for this reason that the system through which the central body of the Khalsa Panth, Sri Akal Takht Sahib was maintained, has been compromised and is no longer under the joint supervision of Panch Pardhani and Gurmatta traditions.
They further stated that due to the lack of a Panthic system maintaining Sri Akal Takht Sahib, a number of parties with vested interests, concerned primarily with garnering electoral votes, now appoint and remove the five Jathedars of the Takht Sahibs at their will. Evidence of this can be seen in the past few days where the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee removed Giani Harpreet Singh for his position as Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Sahib, declaring Giani Raghbir Singh in his place.
Bhai Satnam Singh Khandewala and Bhai Satnam Singh Jhanjian said that their efforts and those of their kindred Panth Sewak peers are with the intention to form a common opinion among different sections of Sikh society as to how Panthic traditions and service of our institutions can be revived and engaged.
They further informed gathered members of the press, that the global Sikh gathering is being held at Sri Anandpur Sahib on the occasion of Miri Piri Day on Wednesday 28 June. This gathering will receive worldwide participation as Sikh representatives from within the global Khalsa Panth and those serving the Guru’s Sangat will be present in the virtual sphere.
Invitations have been delivered for the global Sikh gathering in good time with the primary purpose being to make the sincerest efforts to take joint decisions in accordance with Gurmat and Panthic traditions for the maintenance of Sri Akal Takht Sahib. The four concluded that their call for unity had received the warmest of receptions with sincerity and gratitude.
Panth Sewak personalities expressed their hope that with the grace of Guru Sahib, and under Gurmat and Panthic traditions, the global Sikh gathering would be successful in achieving its aim.
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