Amritsar, April 27:(STN) Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chairperson Bibi Jagir Kaur held a special meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Captain. During the meeting, she appealed for a solution by intervening on the land issue of Gurudwara Amb Sahib Mohali, establishing social order in Sri Darbar Sahib Sri Amritsar, as well as acceptance of maps for Saraw.
Disclosing this here today, Shiromani Akali Dal President Bibi Jagir Kaur said that GMADA intends to acquire about 12 acres of land of the Gurudwara Shri Amb Sahib in Mohali, which has been asked by the Chief Minister of Punjab to stop. He said that the property of the Guru Ghar was the trust of the community which would not be allowed to be confiscated. Regarding other issues, she said that the issue of solar system being installed in the Golden Temple has also been raised with the Chief Minister. SGPC intends to set up a 2.2 MW solar system in association with the consortium. Therefore, due to lack of space nearby, there is a plan to establish Gurdwara Satlani Sahib in the land. An appeal has been made to the Chief Minister for approval in this regard. She said that the Chief Minister has been instructed to appoint SC of Shiromani Akali Dal educational institutions. The quota scholarship, which is close to Rs 43 crore, was also asked to be released immediately. Bibi Jagir Kaur said that the balance from the year 2017 to 2019 has not yet been released, due to which the educational institutions are facing financial difficulties. She appealed to the Chief Minister to release this amount soon.
In addition, the SGPC chairman asked to issue instructions to pass maps for the construction of new servos for the Sangat who reached the Golden Temple. She said that SGPC wanted to build new servants, but it was facing difficulties due to lack of approval. This issue should be resolved so that the housing problem can be solved due to increasing compatibility.
Disclosing here today, Mrs. Jagir Kaur said that the Chief Minister has also been asked to hand over the Shiromani Akali Dal and allow Bassi Pathan Jail to work for the Diwan Todarmal Ki Haveli. Bibi Jagir Kaur said that Guru Tegh Bahadur ji, the ninth patshah was kept in the Bassi Pathan jail and should be preserved as a national heritage. It should be managed by the Shiromani Committee to take care of it in a hereditary manner. The SGPC President said that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has responded positively to all the issues and assured an early resolution. During the meeting with the Chief Minister, intimate member S.K. Ajmer Singh Khera, Member BB Paramjit Kaur Lundra, Dr. Sukhbir Singh OSD and S. Indrapal Singh etc. were present.
Invitation to the Chief Minister to attend the century celebrations
Disclosing this here today, Shiromani Akali Dal President Bibi Jagir Kaur said that during the meeting he invited Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to attend the ceremony on the occasion of 400th birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib. Bibi Jagir Kaur said that due to the corona epidemic, the century celebrations are taking place in a symbolic manner and there is no major gathering of Sangatas. She said that ceremonies will be held from April 29 to May 1st in Sri Amritsar, the light city of Guru Sahib.
Meanwhile, Bibi Jagir Kaur appealed to the Chief Minister to make some relaxation in the lockout keeping in mind the century celebrations on Saturday and Sunday. She said that although the lockout has been ordered due to Corona’s increasing influence, the saints present with pilgrims should not be stopped. Bibi Jagir Kaur said that the instructions of the Health Department will be followed during the ceremonies.