The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the apex Sikh institution in India, plans to establish an ‘International Sikh Advisory Board’ and its own sub offices in different countries to protect the religious sentiments of Sikhs overseas.
According to an official statement, the board comprising of Sikh representatives from different countries will work towards resolving issues and grievances of Sikhs abroad while helping the local Gurdwara management committees in activities of Dharam Prachar (preaching of Sikh faith).
This board will make efforts to resolve issues and grievances of Sikhs living in foreign countries and support local gurdwara management committees in preaching the Sikh faith.
This decision was taken in the SGPC’s executive committee meeting held here under the leadership of its president Harjinder Singh Dhami.
During this meeting, an approval was also given to establish sub-offices of the Sikh body in different countries.
After the meeting, Dhami said a number of Sikhs are living across the world and this trend is accelerating. In view of this, the SGPC will establish an international Sikh advisory board.
He said the SGPC will also establish its offices in different countries for direct and easy contact with community members.
He said in the past, the SGPC had started this process in Yuba City of the United States of America, which will be expedited and necessary action will be taken to establish sub-offices in other countries as well. PTI JMS SUN RDK RDK