Amritsar, October 6: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) delegation, which went to Pakistan to discuss preparations of 100-year centenary congregations of Shaheedi Saka (martyrdom massacre) Sri Panja Sahib, today visited Gurdwara Sri Panja Sahib at Hasan Abdal and held discussions with local officials. The delegation members also visited the venue for the Gurbani Kirtan samagam (event) to be held at Hasan Abdal’s railway station, where the tragic massacre of Panja Sahib took place in October 1922.
Notably, along with the main congregation Gurdwara Sri Panja Sahib as scheduled on October 30, 2022, there is also a plan to hold a one-hour Kirtan Darbar at the railway station of Hasan Abdal, to pay tributes to the martyrs.
The SGPC delegation including General Secretary Jathedar Karnail Singh Panjoli, former senior vice-president Bhai Rajinder Singh Mehta, assistant secretary Dharam Prachar Committee Balwinder Singh Kahlwan and Yatra Department in-charge of Rajinder Singh Ruby interacted with the local organisers about the arrangements of the congregation and motivated them to make Sikh Sangat of nearby areas aware about the centenary.
Giving information, SGPC General Secretary and delegation member Jathedar Karnail Singh Panjoli and member Bhai Rajinder Singh Mehta said that venue for the Kirtan Darbar to be held at Hasan Abdal railway station was visited along with Bhai Ranjit Singh and Bhai Kulbir Singh, the granthis of Gurdwara Sri Panja Sahib, local Sikh leader Bhai Santokh Singh and other prominent Sikhs, so that the event can be conducted effectively.
Meanwhile, the representatives of SGPC were honoured with Siropaos (robe of honours) at Gurdwara Sri Panja Sahib.