Jathedar questions govt’s silence on conversions
Amritsar, October 25
Akal Takht’s officiating Jathedar Harpreet Singh learn out the customary message to the Sikh group from the ‘Darshani Deori’ of the Golden Temple on the event of Diwali and ‘Bandi Chhor Diwas’.
He expressed concern concerning the authorities’s failure in curbing the drug menace, declining Sikh inhabitants graph, ‘patitpuna’ (Sikhs who don’t comply with Sikh code of conduct) and apostasy.
He laid stress upon being cautious of faux ‘pastors’ prospering on the soil of Punjab, who draw the harmless Sikh households within the identify of Christianity by the use of ‘pakhandwaad’ (pretence). “The silence on the a part of the federal government on the difficulty of such conversions is a trigger for concern,” he mentioned.
He mentioned benefiting from Sikhs’ inside, non secular and political bickering, the governments had been making an attempt to interrupt the SGPC. He appealed to the Sikh group to unite to neutralise these makes an attempt.
The Jathedar learn the handle within the presence of Golden Temple’s head granthi Jagtar Singh, Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib Jathedar Raghbir Singh and different SGPC officers
In the meantime, a ‘parallel’ message was additionally delivered exterior the Golden Temple by Dhyan Singh Mand.
An environment-friendly fireworks show within the LED-illuminated shrine.
1000’s of devotees visited the shrine for the festivities, particularly to witness the normal fireworks, although its time was lowered to simply 10 minutes this yr owing to air pollution considerations.