January 1, 2012 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Hoshiarpur, Punjab (January 01, 2011): Dal Khalsa leader Kanwar Pal Singh speaking at third annual session of ‘Sikh Youth of Punjab’ (SYP) stressed that democratic struggles are part of political discourse and the youth should ensure participation in political activities.
The discussion on ‘the role of youth’ was held in the backdrop of the forthcoming assembly election slated for Jan 30.
There was a consensus amongst the participants that the young boys and girls of the state should change the trend of ‘running to western countries’ for better lives as their absence has been filled by heavy inflow of migrants that have posed threat to language, culture and peace in the state. The resolution to this effect was adopted on the occasion. Another resolution asked the youth to focus on education and skill development and shun apostasy and drugs.
“Earlier, the delegates of the youth organization elected Ranbir Singh and Paramjit Singh their next president and vice-president respectively for the term of 1 year and authorized him to resurrect the organizational structure afresh. Ranbir Singh hails from Hoshiarpur district” Kanwarpal Singh informed Sikh Siyasat Network.
Notably, SYP was formed 3 years ago with an aim to instill a sense of pride among young Sikhs for their own religious and cultural identity.
Kanwar Pal Singh, who was guest speaker at a function called upon the youth to take keen interests in politics, if they want to bring a change in the society or to clean the system.
He felt pained that in the existing political set-up it’s very difficult for ordinary youth to get respectable place in polity as youth from feudal or established political family has blocked their path. “The manner in which huge sum of money and muscle power had been brought in, it is not possible for ordinary youth to jump into electoral fray let alone get elected”.
He minces no words in lambasting Akali Dal for its alliance with BJP. Badals are struggling only to mint money he remarked, adding that there was “no end to it”
To a question, he said Badals are corrupt and BJP was destroying the Panthic character of Akali Dal.
While interacting with youth activists, Sarbjit Singh Ghumaan and Prabhjot Singh Nawanshahr advised the youth not to indulge in political rhetoric rather work effectively for justice and truth without any sense of malice in their hearts.
The conference through a resolution reiterated its unflinching respect for Guru Granth Sahib. The resolution took a dig at Sikh politicians, who for the sake of votes were encouraging and patronizing such heretical sects and dera’s that have been cropped up to undermine the basic fundamentals of the Sikh religion.
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