SGPC to send Sikh preachers to Pakistan
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Amritsar, Aug 17: Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), an apex religious body of Sikhs, would send Sikh priests and scholars to Pakistan to disseminate the message of Sikhism in various provinces including Sindh and Lahore.
Akal Takht (top temporal seat of Sikhs) head Gurbachan Singh, during a meeting with Sikhs from Sindh province of Pakistan, said he would issue directions to SGPC to arrange different teams of Sikh preachers, scholars, Ragis (who sings religious hymns with traditional musical instruments) to visit Pakistan as per requirement raised by the Pakistan Sikh Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC).
He said a delegation of 130 Sindhi Sikhs apprised him of several problems being faced by the Sikh Community in Pakistan.
He said that in Pakistan there was acute shortage of Sikh preachers and as a result in many Gurdwaras recitation of holy Guru Granth Sahib cannot be carried out as per the mandatory Sikh religious tenets.
He said SGPC would manage the visas for the team of erudite Sikh preachers and Ragis to visit Pakistan to discharge religious duties.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 17 Aug 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 17 Aug 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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