Amritsar, September 25-

An online meeting of the International Sikh Advisory Board constituted by Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) was held today, in which representatives of different countries participated. The meeting was presided over by the SGPC President Harjinder Singh Dhami, while Bhai Mohinder Singh, head of Guru Nanak Nishkam Seva Jatha UK, Bibi Inderjit Kaur of Sikh Dharma International USA, Gurmeet Singh Randhawa UK, Dr Kawaljit Kaur UK, Rajbir Singh Canada, Dr Gurcharanjit Singh Lamba USA, Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Gulshan UK and others were present. During the gathering, the global concerns of Sikh faith were raised and the problems of Sikhs in different countries were discussed.

The speakers emphasized the need for special efforts to organize the Sikhs of the entire world. During the meeting, the idea emerged that every Gurdwara Sahib in the world should be associated with Sri Akal Takht Sahib and an agenda should be prepared for the needs, problems and tasks of the Sikhs in today’s global context. Apart from this, it was also discussed to publish history of SGPC and to publicize the decisions, resolutions taken in the past and the action and follow-up of important community related cases. The issue of raising the Sikh identity at the global level and promoting Sikh Rehat Maryada (Sikh Code of Conduct) to every Gurdwara Sahib, were also discussed.

During the meeting, SGPC President Harjinder Singh Dhami thanked all the speakers and said that action will be taken to implement the valuable suggestions. He said that among the suggestions received, the process of publishing the history and resolutions of the SGPC is already being done. He said that the International Sikh Advisory Board has been constituted for the global affairs of the Sikhs, and its meetings will be continued in the future and the suggestions received will be considered. On this occasion, senior Akali leader Gulzar Singh Ranike, SGPC members Mangwinder Singh Khaparkheri and Harjap Singh Sultanwind, OSD Satbir Singh Dhami, coordinator of the International Sikh Advisory Board Jaswinder Singh Jassi and assistant secretary Shahbaz Singh were also present.