An ambitious international centre will be established in India to impart knowledge and awareness about the Sikh faith to students and other communities around the world, amid rise in hate crimes against people of the minority community around the globe.
The sprawling International Centre for Sikh Studies is being built at New Delhi's Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib Complex, and will be inaugurated on Baisakhi day in 2019.
The Centre is an initiative of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) under the leadership of its President Manjit Singh GK. Indian-American hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal has made a huge contribution to the project.
Amid an increase in hate crimes against Sikhs around the world, the Centre will play a pivotal role in explaining the Sikh religion and its universal message of humanity and equality, Chatwal told reporters here yesterday.
He said Sikhs around the world are facing hate crimes and are misidentified because of their articles of faith.
Chatwal said the project is about the universal message of Guru Granth Sahib and the journey of the Sikhism.
The Centre, through its high-quality and easy to access digital content will take the message of the Sikh community around the world, he said. PTI