Bibi Jagir Kaur inaugurates four-day workshop for preachers
Amritsar, May 17:
Amid the prevailing situation due to Covid-19 pandemic, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) decided to carry forward its Dharam Prachar Lehar (Faith Preaching Movement) through online campaign, under which, a four-day online Gurmat (teachings of Sikh Gurus) workshop for the preachers (pracharaks) was inaugurated at the Dharam Prachar Committee office here on Monday.
At the inauguration of the workshop, SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur addressed the preachers from different districts of Punjab and other states and asked them to make maximum efforts to connect children and youth with Gurmat through the internet.
In her address to preachers, Bibi Jagir Kaur said, “In the present time, it is not possible to preach Sikh faith by gathering in large numbers or by reaching out to schools and colleges. Therefore, the sangat, especially the youth, should be reached with the use of information technology via the internet.”
Inaugurating the online Gurmat workshop for preachers, the SGPC president said, “Under the management of SGPC’s Dharam Prachar Committee and different Sikh Missions, 250 pracharaks, 39 dhadi jathas (ballad-singing groups) and 54 kavishar jathas (poetry groups) are providing Dharam Prachar Sewa. At present it is not possible for these preaching groups to reach out to the sangat and preach Gurmat through large gatherings or programmes. Therefore, it has been decided to launch an online Dharam Prachar Lehar.”
She said that in this regard four-day online camps of preachers and ballad-poetry groups are being organised. The first camp has been started for the preachers, after which, the camps would also be organised for the ballad-singing and poetry groups.
Bibi Jagir Kaur said that last year also the online Dharam Prachar Lehar was very effective and this time also, children and youth will be reached online under this movement. She said under this movement, everyday, lessons will be given and competitions in Gurbani recitation, poetry, quiz, speech, etc. will also be conducted.
On this occasion SGPC members Bhai Manjit Singh Bhurakohna, Bhai Harpal Singh Jalla, assistant secretary S. Kulwinder Singh Ramdas, S. Simarjit Singh, OSDs to SGPC president Dr Amrik Singh Latifpur and Dr Sukhbir Singh, superintendent Malkit Singh Beharwal and S. Palwinder Singh, head preacher Bhai Jagdev Singh, preacher Bhai Amar Singh, Bhai Waryam Singh, Bhai Parminder Singh, Bhai Harpreet Singh Wadala, in-charge S. Kartar Singh, S. Bahal Singh and others were present.
Photo caption: SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur addressing a workshop for preachers for online Dharam Prachar Lehar, accompanied by Bhai Manjit Singh Bhurakohna, S. Harpal Singh Jalla and others.
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