Amritsar, March 29:

For the year 2023-24, a stipend amount of Rs 1.43 crore was released to the Amritdhari students studying in the educational institutions of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC). Today at the SGPC office, SGPC President Harjinder Singh Dhami handed over the cheques of this stipend amount to the representatives of the educational institutions.

On this occasion, Harjinder Singh Dhami said that special efforts are being made by the SGPC for the promotion and preaching of Sikhi, under which a stipend scheme is being run for Amritdhari students. He said under this scheme every year the Amritdhari students are given stipends for their fees. This year an amount of about Rs 1.43 crore has been released to 2791 Amritdhari students.

He said that apart from this, stipends of lakhs of rupees are given especially through religious examination by Dharam Prachar Committee. He appealed to the Sangat to connect their children with Bani and Baana (Gurbani and traditional Sikh attire) so that the maximum number of youth can benefit from these schemes.

On this occasion, Dharam Prachar Committee member Bhai Ajaib Singh Abhyasi, SGPC members Avtar Singh Raya, Harpal Singh Jalla, Surjit Singh Tugalwala, Ajmer Singh Khera, Jarnail Singh Kartarpur, secretary Partap Singh, OSD Satbir Singh Dhami, additional secretary Sukhminder Singh, Balwinder Singh Kahlwan, assistant secretary Prof Sukhdev Singh, Shahbaz Singh, assistant director education (schools) Bibi Satwant Kaur, principal Dr Kulwinder Singh, superintendent Nishan Singh were present.