Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Monday, August 29, 2016
It can be safely assumed that Arvind Kejriwal doesn't venture out of home at an hour when shadows start becoming longer.
So insecure is the AAP leader that he may be mortally scared of his own shadow growing taller than him, making him look puny in comparison.
In Punjab, Kejriwal's defining trait — insecurity typical of a man who has achieved more than he deserves — is once again on display, being played out in public in all its ugliness, leading to backroom intrigues, betrayals and fights that could put crabs to shame.
Kejriwal's latest victim, in a series of casualties, is former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu, who finds himself adrift after being jettisoned by the AAP and encouraged to jump the BJP ship without a life jacket.
Kejriwal was reportedly unwilling to let Sidhu become the face of the party in Punjab and thus overshadow him. Scared of Sidhu's popularity, Kejriwal reneged on the promises he had made to the cricketer, turning the cricketer into the proverbial washerman's canine.In July, when Sidhu resigned from the Rajya Sabha, it was assumed he would become the AAP's CM candidate or star campaigner. After dropping hints that Sidhu will soon join the AAP, earlier this month Kejriwal publicly shut the door on Sidhu, tweeting that the former cricketer needs more time to make up his mind.
It is strange that Sidhu took a rash decision. Cricketers are trained to leave their crease only when they are sure of completing the run. But, Sidhu made a dash for it without watching the batsman at the other end, finding himself stranded in the middle.
Several years ago, Sidhu retired midway through India's tour of England, walking out of the team one fine morning and taking a flight back home from Heathrow. He paid a heavy price for his indiscretion and gradually disappeared from the cricket stage. Unfortunately, Sidhu did not learn from the mistake.
Left with no option, Sidhu is now reportedly negotiating a deal with the Congress.
According to The New Indian Express, he may soon meet Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and talk about his induction into the party. As part of the deal, Sidhu may get to contest for Parliament on the Congress ticket from Amritsar. His wife may also be promised an important post, in case the Congress wins the Assembly elections in Punjab.
Sidhu's fate is another reminder of the fact that the AAP exists only to serve Kejriwal and his clique. It is a one-man act, produced and directed by Kejriwal with his toadies providing the adulatory chorus. Such is the psychology of the party "with a difference" that it doesn't want anybody to become Kejriwal's equal.
The problem with outfits run by insecure dictators is that they are as bad as their leader: Edgy, nervous and freaked out by constant fears of becoming irrelevant or getting eclipsed. Since its inception, the AAP has always been at war with its own members, leading to recriminations, fights and expulsions. Almost every other leader who acquires some sort of stature ultimately gets thrown out, either through a sting, taped conversation or the farcical expedient of an internal probe.
It is almost a given that anybody whom Kejriwal embraces ultimately gets stabbed, unless of course he is part of his core group of sycophants defined by their lack of public stature and, thus, condemned to be at the leader's mercy and destined to be his drumbeaters.
Punjab shows why AAP is almost like a snake pit. Two of its four members of Parliament have been suspended from the party for dissent. Its convenor Sucha Singh Chhotepur has been sacked after being caught in a sting — the favourite weapon of war within AAP. The only politician, ironically, who has been able to thrive and survive is a stand up comic suspected of alcohol addiction, MP Bhagwant Mann.
Chhotepur's case, in fact, is weird. In Indian politics, stings are generally conducted by rival parties for electoral gains. Chhotepur, ironically, has been trapped allegedly by his own party. This has lead to a farcical situation where his own party is condemning him while rivals like Captain Amarinder Singh are vouching for Chhotepur's integrity.
The backstory of Chhotepur's ouster is an encore of the drama that preceded the eviction of AAP's founding members Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav. Like Yadav and Bhushan, the Punjab convener is also believed to have had dissented with Kejriwal on several issues, including distribution of tickets. Like them, he has also been allegedly taught a lesson.
In a short span of three years, the AAP has several splits, dozens of public fights and has run up a long list of leaders sacrificed at the altar of Kejriwal's ego, ambition and insecurity.
Every few months, the AAP comes up with fresh evidence that it has turned into a deranged entity that needs to gobble up its own tail for fear of becoming too long.
It is an ailment that reflects Kejriwal's fear of shadows, including his own.
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Saturday, August 27, 2016
In today’s day and age, people are surrounded with issues affecting the world and not individual alone.To solve the crisis, people should change themselves to make a difference in the world. This can only happen when individuals think for the betterment of society at large.
Today, the need of the hour is to integrate value education at all levels that will equip people to live a positive social life.
People with greater awareness can then contribute to destroying social negative traits including corruption, bribery and nepotism as part of life.Such enlightened attitudes can also boost the confidence of socially underprivileged individuals and encourage them towards a respectful life. This form of embedded knowledge empowers people to resist greed, selfishness and violence in thought, word and action.
Simple living and high thinking
The world we live in today has become so fashion conscious, that everyone, be it poor or rich is out there to make a signature statement. We were taught by our forefathers to live a simple life and allow others to live in simplicity. Simple way of living was the way for many cultures in the past, both in the east and west. People used to live in harmony with nature and its cycles and took from the earth only that which was absolutely necessary for sustenance. Before we delve into the wisdom of simple living, it is appropriate to first define an essential factor that hinders our way to live a simple life. That factor is primarily “wasting”. Waste normally is defined as something that in excess. We tend to forget that a simple life is all about learning the true meaning of contentment, humility and self-confidence. Hence, one must realize whether surplus is really serving my actual need and adding to my peace and happiness or is it just greed. To have more than what we need is definitely not better for our life.
Be Honest to be With Your True Self
Decades ago, a sign behind the cash counter of a traditional shop has drawn my attention. It read ‘Honesty Is the Best Policy’. Does that line really matter to people of this generation? Why is being honest difficult today? Is it greed, fear or ego or simply the desire for an easy life that prevents us from being honest?
Young children are never afraid to speak their mind. We get touched by their innocence because it resonates with purity of the inner-self we all long for. In fact, honesty is one of our deepest qualities. Many of us have spent our lives searching for it, only to find that it resides within us. How did we lose this quality along our journey to maturity?
To maintain integrity while facing life’s challenges, we have to be honest with ourselves first. Honestyis primarily about acknowledging our strengths and weaknesses. We can then build trust and faith within ourselves and develop quality relationships. Honesty with others is a sign of respect towards them. It helps people trust us and that is the greatest reward in life.
Learn to be benevolent
We have so many wishes for ourselves, but we don’t bother to harbor good wishes for others, as we do not think there is a need for it.One does not knows that good wishes for others can work wonders for us as well. Good wishes are like vitamin injections that energies one almost instantly, generating vibrations of pure feelings into the atmosphere and creating instant happiness.
One must feel benevolent towards everyone. Through the power of benevolent feelings, one can serve the whole world from anywhere.We must keep in mind that our feelings are created from thoughts and our thoughts determine our attitude. Hence when we extend pure love to everyone without any selfish motivation. It is considered an act of kindness. Similarly, to send good wishes and pure feelings to those who are in deep sorrow is an act of mercy and compassion, to bless and uplift someone even as they defame one, is an act of forgiveness, to remain tolerant under a stressful situation and to extend cooperation even when not appreciated is an attitude of humility.
Speak the language of love
Science has added to our comforts in innumerable ways, but has also taken away some of the simple, yet fulfilling pleasures of our lives. One of them is the joy of face-to-face communication.We have all gotten so addicted to communicating with the tools of modern technology that we have lost the art of connecting with each other from heart to heart, of conducting an exchange of feelings.The youngsters of today are wary of getting into any kind of direct communication. This is because they are scared of getting hurt or let down by the other person.
Real communication is not superficial; it can touch another person’s soul and fill it with love and joy. Such communication is not possible if we keep shrinking away from interaction.In order to maintain healthy relationships, we need to be aware of how we conduct ourselves while communicating with someone. If we don’t respect the person we are talking to, we will unconsciously betray it through our body language, and the conversation won’t be fruitful. To prevent that, we must challenge those of our beliefs and attitudes that create obstacles in our ability to create healthy relationships.
An enlightened soul communicates from the heart with love and speaks words that can uplift others. So, let us embark upon a new journey full of positivity and unconditional love.
Help, don’t censure the weak
Since our childhood, we are taught to be polite to others. If we want others to be nice to us, our behavior towards them should be similar. A well-mannered person always wins love and appreciation.
But if our nice behavior is a façade to mask our real feelings, the pretense will not win us any goodwill. Hence, it is very important to harbor genuinely good feelings towards others.When our feelings are pure, good nice behavior comes naturally. We don’t have to force ourselves to be nice to someone or suppress negative thoughts when we meet them.
We usually feel a pure love towards our near and dear ones. But that is not the case with those outside the circle of our family and friends.We react differently when the same mistake is made by a loved one or by someone else. To one we show sympathy and understanding, and to other we may show irritation and anger. But with just a little effort, we can try to be nice even to those who consistently made mistakes and annoy us.
The error we fall into is that instead of being merciful, we immediately judge the person for his mistake and condemn him.We should keep in mind that the person is succumbing to some inner weakness and should help him overcome that flaw.
If we make it a habit to look at every person with compassion, not only will our feelings towards all remain pure, we will also be able to help weak souls, who are rejected by all, to overcome their weaknesses and transform their lives.
Learn to forgive and move on
People from all cultures and traditions consider love and forgiveness as values central to the fabric of humanity. But is forgiving as easy as it sounds? The ability to forgive others depends on how honest we are with ourselves.
All of us commit mistakes. As we become aware of where we are going wrong, we start the process of making amends. However, if this process is to progress, we have to forgive others first. We cannot condemn others and excuse ourselves.
Forgiving removes the indignation we feel at an injustice. If we do not learn to forgive, resentment will poison us. Forgiveness means to move forward with what is good, towards what is better. Our forgiveness, at first, may puzzle others. They may even think of us as naïve, but eventually they will appreciate our act of kindness. We should also learn to forgive ourselves, which means not making the same mistakes again, not inventing ways to excuse ourselves. A person who has hardened his own heart against others cannot feel God’s forgiveness and love. Hence, if we want to be forgiven, then we must be willing to forgive first.
Wish well for all
We live in an era that boasts of a generation, which is much more intellectual and influential. But in spite of all the developments, we are still a generation looking for peace. Peace has eluded us in spite our material and intellectual enrichment.
However, our endeavors to attain that peace are limited by certain human constraints, of which the first is the human body. We neither know about our past lives, nor about our future. The only thing that we know is what we are in our present life. Hence, we do not understand the implication of the laws of karma to discipline us in the present.To ensure peace, we need to understand that peace is a composite phenomenon.
Hence, one cannot hope to live in peace without wishing well for others. Our positive actions can generate and sustain peace.With divine knowledge, the road to spiritual endeavor and attainment of a peaceful state of mind opens up.Unless we take peace with ourselves, we cannot be peaceful beings. So, make yourself peaceful to see the world around you naturally turning calm.
Love yourself to love others
We are born with our set of likes and dislikes that shape our personality from childhood. It will not be exaggerating to say that one of the greatest causes of conflict in our life is the feeling of dislike for others.There is a saying – a person disliked is a person remembered. Many of us ponder over the faults and mistakes of others. Why do we allow ourselves to waste time over such a fruitless experience? We should change our perspective of people from negative to positive.
When we are dissatisfied from within, we are inclined to be dissatisfied with everyone and everything. We do not know the real cause of dissatisfaction. It’s a proven fact by modern day psychologists, people are generally unhappy with who they are, which means they do not like themselves. So, if we are not positive from within, then on what basis can we be positive about others? Therefore, the only way out of this problem is to ensure that we have a positive visit within us.
GREED IS THE MOST SUBTLE OF ALL VICES
For ages, scriptures and sages have spoken about the vices; the most dangerous and subtle in nature is greed. It is said that greed is a kind of hunger that is never satisfied. Hence, it is this tendency which is created by acquiring wealth that leads to corruption at all levels.
It does not mean that one should not recognize the importance of wealth and remain poor for their whole lives. What is required is a clear picture of wealth and create right perception of wealth so that people can get a balanced view of it.
The funniest thing about wealth is that the one who possesses it is always under threat of losing it and the one who does not possesses it is always yearning for it. Thus, wealth produces nothing but pain.There is no doubt that wealth and its accumulation is one the primary needs, but it is also true that this tendency needs to be accompanied by honesty and self-control, otherwise it leads to havoc.
Hence, there has to be a balance through self-control, only then the corruption will end and there would be a lawful and peaceful society in real sense
LIVE IN HARMONY WITH NATURAL ORDER
We live in a society where everyone pretends to be straight forward. But humans, as a species, are highly unpredictable. However, humans who are considered to be the most developed and evolve species of living forms on earth are a class apart. The most critical faculty that distinguishes us is our intellect.
But a thorough research conducted over the years shows that in the course of human journey through interaction with other human beings, the original power and purity of human intellect gradually diminishes. The slow decay manifests itself in the form of weakness or vices such as lust, anger, greed and ego. The same intellect, which exalts us to the status of divine beings, when wrongly used, can turn us into the most fearsome, terrible and destructive being on this earth.
So what is the solution to this mass degradation of human intellect? It is to cure human nature, without which there cannot be harmony. We all have the seed of all goodness` and the potential to become pure beings who live and let everything on this earth exists in it natural order. Returning back to our true identify of being peaceful, pure and blissful souls playing our part as human nature will restore everything in this world to its original harmonious order, bringing enlightenment to humanity.
With all these virtues and a positive attitude, we empower ourselves and at the same time empower others. So let us all open a ‘SAVINGS ACCOUNT IN A GOOD WISHES BANK’ and start depositing good wishes daily to make our future happy, peaceful and prosperous.
BHUPINDER SINGH KOHLI
Friday, August 26, 2016
ਨਵੀਂ ਦਿੱਲੀ (25 ਅਗਸਤ 2016) :
ਦਿੱਲੀ ਸਿੱਖ ਗੁਰਦੁਆਰਾ ਪ੍ਰਬੰਧਕ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਬਾਬਾ ਮੱਖਣ ਸ਼ਾਹ ਲੁਬਾਣਾ ਅਤੇ ਭਾਈ ਲੱਖੀ ਸ਼ਾਹ ਵਣਜਾਰਾ ਦੀ ਯਾਦ ਨੂੰ ਸਮਰਪਿਤ ਵਿਸ਼ੇਸ਼ ਸੈਮੀਨਾਰ ਕਰਵਾਇਆ ਗਿਆ। ‘‘ਗੁਰੂ ਲਾਧੋ ਰੇ’’ ਸਮਾਗਮਾਂ ਦੀ ਲੜੀ ਤਹਿਤ ਗੁਰੂ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਸਿੰਘ ਕਾਲਜ ਆਫ਼ ਕਾਮਰਸ, ਪੀਤਮ ਪੁਰਾ ਦੇ ਸਾਹਿਬਜਾਦਾ ਬਾਬਾ ਅਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਅੋਡੀਟੋਰੀਅਮ ਵਿਖੇ ਕਰਵਾਏ ਗਏ ਇਸ ਸੈਮੀਨਾਰ ਵਿਚ ਵਿਦਿਵਾਨਾਂ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਦੋਨੋਂ ਮਹਾਪੁਰਸ਼ਾ ਦੇ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਤੇਗ ਬਹਾਦਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਜੀ ਨਾਲ ਜੁੜਾਵ ’ਤੇ ਵਿੱਦਿਵਤਾ ਭਰਪੂਰ ਰੌਸ਼ਨੀ ਪਾਈ ਗਈ।
ਕਮੇਟੀ ਪ੍ਰਧਾਨ ਮਨਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ.ਕੇ. ਨੇ ਸਵਾਗਤੀ ਸ਼ਬਦਾਂ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਪ੍ਰਬੰਧਕ ਦੇ ਤੌਰ ਤੇ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਨਿਭਾਈ ਜਾ ਰਹੀਆਂ ਜਿੰਮੇਵਾਰੀਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਰਿਲੇ ਦੌੜ ਦੇ ਐਥਲੀਟ ਵੱਜੋਂ ਪਰਿਭਾਸ਼ਿਤ ਕੀਤਾ। ਜੀ.ਕੇ. ਨੇ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਬੀਤੇ 3.5 ਸਾਲ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੀ ਟੀਮ ਨੇ ਸਿੱਖ ਇਤਿਹਾਸ ਨੂੰ ਘਰ-ਘਰ ’ਚ ਨੌਜਵਾਨ ਪੀੜ੍ਹੀ ਤਕ ਪਹੁੰਚਾਉਣ ਵਾਸਤੇ ਇੱਕ ਐਥਲੀਟ ਵਾਂਗ ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਦੀ ਰੌਸ਼ਨੀ ਇੱਕ ਹੱਥ ਤੋਂ ਦੂਜੇ ਹੱਥ ਵਿਚ ਤਬਦੀਲ ਕਰਨ ਦੇ ਟੀਚੇ ਤੇ ਪਹਿਰਾ ਦਿੱਤਾ ਹੈ। ਜੀ.ਕੇ. ਨੇ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਗੁਰੂ ਤੇਗ ਬਹਾਦਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਨੂੰ ਬਾਬਾ ਮੱਖਣ ਸ਼ਾਹ ਲੁਬਾਣਾ ਨੇ 9ਵੇਂ ਗੁਰੂ ਵਜੋਂ ਪੱਛਾਣ ਕੇ ਜੋ ਸਿੱਖ ਪੰਥ ਤੇ ਉਪਕਾਰ ਕੀਤਾ ਸੀ ਉਸ ਉਪਕਾਰ ਨੂੰ ਗੁਰੂ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦੀ ਸ਼ਹੀਦੀ ਦੇ ਬਾਅਦ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੇ ਧੜ ਦਾ ਅੰਤਿਮ ਸੰਸਕਾਰ ਕਰਕੇ ਭਾਈ ਲੱਖੀ ਸ਼ਾਹ ਵਣਜਾਰਾ ਨੇ ਅੱਗੇ ਤੋਰਿਆ ਸੀ। ਜੀ.ਕੇ. ਨੇ ਸਿੱਖ ਇਤਿਹਾਸ ਦਾ ਦੋਨੋਂ ਮਹਾਪੁਰਖਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਅਹਿਮ ਅੰਗ ਦੱਸਿਆ।
ਜਨਰਲ ਸਕੱਤਰ ਮਨਜਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਸਿਰਸਾ ਨੇ ਅਰੰਭਕ ਸ਼ਬਦ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਲਾਲ ਕਿਲੇ ਅਤੇ ਕੁੱਤੁਬ ਮੀਨਾਰ ਨਾਲ ਜੁੜੇ ਸਿੱਖ ਇਤਿਹਾਸ ਨੂੰ ਸੰਗਤਾਂ ਦੇ ਸਾਹਮਣੇ ਰੱਖਣ ਦੀ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਕੀਤੀ ਗਈ ਮੁਹਿੰਮ ਦੀ ਅਗਲੀ ਕੜੀ ਵਜੋਂ ਸੈਮੀਨਾਰਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਸਮਝਣ ਤੇ ਵੀ ਜੋਰ ਦਿੱਤਾ। ਸਿਰਸਾ ਨੇ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਜੇਕਰ ਅਸੀਂ ਆਪਣੇ ਬੱਚਿਆਂ ਤਕ ਆਪਣੇ ਮਾਣਮਤੇ ਇਤਿਹਾਸ ਨੂੰ ਚੰਗੇ ਤਰੀਕੇ ਨਾਲ ਪਹੁੰਚਾਵਾਂਗੇ ਤਾਂ ਸਾਡਾ ਆਉਣ ਵਾਲਾ ਭਵਿੱਖ ਸਿੱਖੀ ਦੀ ਭਰੀ ਪੂਰੀ ਫ਼ੁਲਵਾੜੀ ਵਾਲਾ ਹੋਵੇਗਾ। ਵਿਦਿਆਰਥੀਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਸਿੱਖ ਇਤਿਹਾਸ ਨੂੰ ਸਮਝਣ, ਵਿਚਾਰਣ ਅਤੇ ਉਸਤੇ ਅਮਲ ਕਰਨ ਦੀ ਵੀ ਸਿਰਸਾ ਨੇ ਅਪੀਲ ਕੀਤੀ। ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਯੂਨਵਰਸਿਟੀ ਪਟਿਆਲਾ ਦੇ ਡਾ. ਬਲਬੀਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਸਾਹਿਤ ਕੇਂਦਰ ਦੇ ਡਾਇਰੈਕਟਰ ਡਾ. ਹਰਭਜਨ ਸਿੰਘ, ਉੱਘੇ ਵਿਦਿਵਾਨ ਭਾਈ ਹਰਜਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਰਜਾਦਾ ਤੇ ਭਾਈ ਨਿਰਮਲ ਸਿੰਘ ਧੂਲਕੋਟ ਨੇ ਆਪਣੇ ਲੈਕਚਰਾਂ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਖੋਜ਼ ਭਰਪੂਰ ਤੱਥ ਪੇਸ਼ ਕਰਕੇ ਦਿੱਲੀ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਸਿੱਖ ਇਤਿਹਾਸ ਨੂੰ ਸੁਰਜੀਤ ਕਰਨ ਵਾਸਤੇ ਕੀਤੇ ਜਾ ਰਹੇ ਕਾਰਜਾਂ ਦੀ ਸਲਾਘਾ ਕੀਤੀ।
ਧਰਮ ਪ੍ਰਚਾਰ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਦੇ ਚੇਅਰਮੈਨ ਪਰਮਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਰਾਣਾ ਨੇ ਸਟੇਜ਼ ਸਕੱਤਰ ਦੀ ਸੇਵਾ ਨਿਭਾਉਂਦੇ ਹੋਏ ਦੋਨੋਂ ਮਹਾਪੁਰਸ਼ਾ ਦੇ ਜੀਵਨ ਦੀ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ ਸਬੰਧੀ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਦੇ ਸਕੂਲਾਂ ਵਿਚ ਧਾਰਮਿਕ ਪ੍ਰੀਖਿਆ ਕਰਾਉਣ ਦਾ ਵੀ ਐਲਾਨ ਕੀਤਾ। ਰਾਣਾ ਨੇ ਇਸ ਪ੍ਰੀਖਿਆ ਵਿਚ ਪਹਿਲੇ ਨੰਬਰ ਦੇ ਜੇਤੂ ਨੂੰ 11 ਹਜਾਰ ਰੁਪਏ, ਦੂਜੇ ਨੰਬਰ ਦੇ ਜੇਤੂ ਨੂੰ 7100 ਰੁਪਏ ਅਤੇ ਤੀਜ਼ੇ ਨੰਬਰ ਤੇ ਆਉਣ ਵਾਲੇ 5100 ਰੁਪਏ ਦੀ ਇਨਾਮੀ ਰਾਸ਼ੀ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਦਿੱਤੇ ਜਾਣ ਦੀ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ ਦਿੱਤੀ। ਕਮੇਟੀ ਦੇ ਸੀਨੀਅਰ ਮੀਤ ਪ੍ਰਧਾਨ ਮਹਿੰਦਰ ਪਾਲ ਸਿੰਘ ਚੱਢਾ, ਕਾਲਜ ਦੇ ਚੇਅਰਮੈਨ ਭੂਪਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਆਨੰਦ ਅਤੇ ਪ੍ਰਿੰਸੀਪਲ ਜਤਿੰਦਰ ਬੀਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਆਏ ਹੋਏ ਪਤਿਵੰਤੇ ਸ਼ਜੱਣਾ ਦਾ ਸਨਮਾਨ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ। ਇਸ ਮੌਕੇ ਸਿੱਖ ਚਿੰਤਕਾ ਸਣੇ ਗੁਰੂ ਲਾਧੋ ਰੇ ਸਮਾਗਮ ਸਬ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਦੇ ਚੇਅਰਮੈਨ ਰਘੂਬੀਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਸੁਭਾਨਪੁਰ ਨਿਊਯਾਰਕ, ਕਨਵੀਨਰ ਮਾਸਟਰ ਮਹਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਨਿਊਯਾਰਕ ਅਤੇ ਸੰਗਤਾਂ ਨੇ ਵੱਡੀ ਗਿਣਤੀ ਵਿਚ ਹਾਜ਼ਰੀ ਭਰੀ।
With Thanks : Media DSGMC
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Demands clarification on actual number of Sikhs in the List
New Delhi / 20 August 2016
The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) today welcomed the decision of Government of India to remove 225 names from the black list. DSGMC also demanded for making the list public.
DSGMC President Manjit Singh G.K. thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal on behalf of entire Sikh Panth.
G.K. elaborated on his vehement efforts of getting democratic rights for those in the back list because for past 32 years they were denied entry into India and were forced to take political asylum in the foreign countries. DSGMC President Manjit Singh G.K. said that on his visit to United States of America In 2015 he was approached by Sikhs asking him to take up the matter with Indian Government, after which he started political and legal efforts on war footing.
In this connection, G.K. said he met Indian ambassador in United States Arun Kumar Singh on 1 June 2015, on 12 June same he filed application under right to information for seeking names of those in the black list, on 20 August 2015 he met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and filed a petition in Delhi High Court seeking directions for the Government of India to give information under RTI on the matter.
“Due to vehement efforts from time to time by Punjab government and DSGMC, 225 names from the black list were removed leading to long awaited relief for the families”, said G.K.
Manjit Singh G.K. said that some confusion over the matter continues because in February 2011 Home Ministry of Government of India revealed that there are 169 names in the black list out of which 142 were removed, but as per fresh information the number of Sikhs in the list have gone up by 298 and response on the matter is awaited. He demanded that remaining 73 names should also be cleared from the black list.
“The government should clarify how 129 new names have been added in the list”, G.K. demanded. He raised apprehensions that previous congress party led UPA government in its tenure added new names. G.K. who is also President of Shiromani Akali Dal in Delhi said that next hearing in the High Court in the matter is fixed for 26 September 2016 and hoped that Government of India would clarify on the confusion by then.
With Thanks : Media DSGMC
New Delhi / 17 August 2016
The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) gheraoed the house of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and also burnt his effigy. A large number of SIkhs took part in the protest. DSGMC president Manjit Singh G.K. led the protest that began from Civil Lines Metro Station. Protestors called Kejriwal Government as anti Sikhs that take decisions looking things in a communal prism. The protesters were also carrying placard on which he was mentioned as anarchist and rightist bent of mind. Delhi police used water cannons to scatter the protesters.
Speaking on the occasion Manjit Singh G.K. said that Kejriwal was giving step motherly treatment to Sikhs. Not allowing installation of the statue of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur and not allotting seats for admissions in two minority institutions run by DSGMC is the reason that forced Sikhs to resort to protest.G.K. said Kejriwal refused permission for installing statue of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur in Mehrauli park taking plea of an order of the Supreme Court, but on 13 August he unveiled statue first CM of Delhi Chaudhary Brahm Prakash in village Khera Dabur hospital, purely for political gains. “Delhi government run IP University has not permitted two institutions run by DSGMC for admissions but 34 other institutions under the university are admitting students in-spite of serious discrepancies,” G.K. also said.
G.K. added that Kejriwal’s policies and intentions are to rob Sikhs of their rights. He said Sikhs have accepted when Delhi government said Baba Banda Singh Bahadur statues could not be installed due to Supreme Court’s orders, but they had to raise voice and resort to protest when statues of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were installed in Delhi Vidhan Sabha.
G.K. announced that he would file a contempt petition against Kejriwal for violating Supreme Court orders and would also take the fight for denying rights to Sikhs to the parliament.
With Thanks : Media DSGMC
Sunday, August 14, 2016
‘‘एस.ओ.आई.’’ की दिल्ली इकाई का हुआ विस्तार :बड़ी संख्या में छात्राएं भी पदाधिकारी बनने के लिए आगे आई
शिरोमणी अकाली दल की छात्र इकाई ‘‘स्टूडेन्टस आॅर्गनाईजेशन आॅफ इंडिया’’ (एस.ओ.आई.) की दिल्ली इकाई का आज विस्तार किया गया। गुरुद्वारा रकाबगंज साहिब के पार्टी कार्यालय में हुए कार्यक्रम में दिल्ली सिख गुरुद्वारा प्रबंधक कमेटी एवं अकाली दल दिल्ली इकाई के अध्यक्ष मनजीत सिंह जी.के. एवं दिल्ली कमेटी के महासचिव मनजिन्दर सिंह सिरसा ने ए.बी.वी.पी. छोड़ के साथियों समेत ‘‘एस.ओ.आई.’’ में शामिल हुए रवतेज सिंह अरोड़ा को सिरोपा देकर जहां सम्मानित किया वहीं गुरु गोबिन्द सिंह काॅलेज आॅफ काॅमर्स तथा श्री गुरुनानक देव खालसा काॅलेज के नवनियुक्त लगभग 50 पदाधिकारियों को नियुक्ति पत्र भी सौंपे।
जी.के. ने इस अवसर पर ‘‘एस.ओ.आई.’’ के कार्यकर्ताओं को देश का भविष्य बताते हुए सिख इतिहास के बारे जानकारी भी दी। जी.के. ने कहा कि पंजाब के सहयोग के बिना देश आजाद नहीं हो सकता था इसलिए पंजाबियों की कुर्बानीयों को याद रखना तथा उस पर गर्व करना हमारा परम फर्ज बनता है। गुरु तेग बहादर खालसा काॅलेज का पूर्व विद्यार्थी होने का हवाला देते हुए जी.के. ने 1977 में छात्र संघ के नेता का चुनाव लड़ने के बाद शुरू हुए सियासी सफर के दौरान अकाली दल दिल्ली प्रदेश तथा दिल्ली कमेटी का अध्यक्ष बनने को यादगारी बताया।
श्री गुरु ग्रंथ साहिब में गुरू साहिबानों, भट्ट साहिबानों तथा भगतों की बाणी शामिल होने की बात करते हुए जी.के. ने सभी धर्माे तथा समुदायों के लोगों को साथ लेकर अलग पहचान स्थापित करने का भी बच्चों को सन्देश दिया। खालसा काॅलेजों में पढ़ाई के दौरान मिलते उत्तम विचारों को समाजसेवा के लिए इस्तेमाल करते हुए अनोखा उदाहरण स्थापित करने का भी जी.के. ने बच्चों का आह्वान किया।
सिरसा ने बच्चों को अपने धर्म, विरासत तथा पार्टी पर गर्व करने की सलाह देते हुए दिल्ली कमेटी को चारों खालसा काॅलेजों में सिख बच्चों के लिये 50 फीसदी सीटें आरक्षित रखने में मिली कामयाबी को कौम की बड़ी जीत बताया। सिरसा ने आशा जताई कि आज इस कार्यक्रम में शामिल हुए विद्यार्थीयों में से ही आने वाले समय में कोई अकाली दल या दिल्ली कमेटी के अध्यक्ष जैसे प्रतिष्ठित पद पर पहुंचेगा। सिरसा ने साफ कहा कि बेशक देश में हमारी आबादी 2 प्रतिशत है पर फिर भी पूरे संसार में हम अहमियत रखते हैं। इस संबंध में भारत के बाहर विदेशों में सिखों के संसद सदस्य बनने का भी उन्होंने हवाला दिया। सिरसा ने 2013 के दिल्ली कमेटी के चुनाव दौरान सबसे अधिक नौजवान सदस्यों के चुनाव जीतने का भी दावा किया।
पूर्व विधायक तथा ‘‘एस.ओ.आई.’’ के प्रभारी हरमीत सिंह कालका ने स्टेज सचिव की सेवा निभाते हुए छात्रों को मिले नियुक्ति पत्रों को बड़ी जिम्मेदारी के तौर पर परिभाषित किया। कालका ने कहा कि पदाधिकारी बनने का मतलब नौजवानों को गलत काम करने का लाईसेंस मिलना ना समझा जाये। दिल्ली कमेटी की धर्मप्रचार कमेटी के चेयरमैन परमजीत सिंह राणा ने खालसा काॅलेजों में इस वर्ष बहुसंख्या में सिख बच्चों के हुए दाखिलों के कारण पहली बार काॅलेजों में पगड़ी वाले छात्र बड़ी गिनती में दिखने का भी दावा किया। इस अवसर पर दिल्ली कमेटी के संयुक्त सचिव अमरजीत सिंह फतेह नगर, दिल्ली कमेटी सदस्य कुलवंत सिंह बाठ, हरदेव सिंह धनौवा, चमन सिंह, रविन्दर सिंह लवली, अकाली नेता जसवंत सिंह बिट्टू, गुरमीत सिंह फैडरेशन, सतबीर सिंह गगन तथा ‘‘एस.ओ.आई.’’के प्रदेश अध्यक्ष गगनदीप सिंह छियासी मौजूद थे।
With Thanks : Media DSGMC
Manjit Singh G.K. writes to Lt. Governor for registering criminal case against Kejriwal and Swati Maliwal
The President of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) Manjit Singh G.K. who is also President of Shiromani Akali Dal in Delhi today demanded dissolving Delhi Commission for Women and constituting a new body. He demanded this in a letter sent to LT. Governor Najeeb Jung, blaming Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal for forcing Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) worker Soni to commit suicide.
Talking to reporters G.K. raised questions for not giving timely treatment to the victim in Delhi government run Raja Harishchander hospital in Narela. G.K. said Kejriwal who came to power by promising security and safety of women in Delhi is leading the team of his party workers who see women with bad intentions. DSGMC President also said that Kejriwal is anti-women because he suggested Soni to reach a compromise when she complained that she was exploited by party leaders and workers.
He also said that Kejriwal who used to talk hoarse after Nirbhaya incident, and when Bhawri Devi like incident has happened in state where he runs the government, G.K. questioned that will he give compensation of Rs. One crore to the Soni’s family and when will he dismiss the leaders of his party against whom Soni complained.Taking dig on Kejriwal G.K. said that he had time for Gujarat Dalits but no time to meet family of Soni who lives in Narela. He promised to give Rs. One lakh for education of Soni’s children and demanded that the investigation of the case be given to CBI and not SDM.
SAD Delhi President said that DCW is highly politicised as it kept sitting on the complaint lodged by Soni. “I fail to understand why the commission promptly took up case of former captain of hockey team Sardar Singh after a complaint lodged by his female companion when a case was already registered in Ludhiana. The commission has jurisdiction in Delhi but his political intentions touches as far as Punjab which is heading for assembly polls. I have told Lt. Governor that instead of taking care of the rights of women in Delhi, the chairperson prefers to expand her political intentions”, G.K.
G.K. also said that incase the victim was given timely treatment in the hospital she could have been saved but she was denied this right also under the pressure of AAP workers.
He appealed to the Lt. Governor to book Kejriwal and Swati Maliwal under section 306 of Indian penal code. He added that action by Delhi Commission for Women in a case related to Punjab was illegal and immoral.
SAD Secretary General in Delhi Harmeet Singh Kalka, Senior Akali leaders Avtar Singh Hit and Onkar Singh Thapar, DSGMC senior Vice President Mahinder Pal Singh Chadha, Vice President Satpal Singh, Joint Secretary Amarjeet Singh Fateh Nagar, Members Kulmohan Singh, Ravinder Singh Khurana, Harvinder Singh K.P, Harjinder Singh, Paramjit Singh Chandok, Chaman Singh, Hardev Singh Dhanoa, Dheeraj Kaur, Jeet Singh and SAD Spokesman Parminder Pal Singh and Jaswinder Singh Jolly were also present.
With Thanks : Media DSGMC
Sikhs of Pakistan have formed a cricket team for the first time comprising members of the community only.
The 'Khalsa XI' captained by Mahinderpal Singh of Nankana Sahib is currently playing matches with teams of other minority communities of Pakistan in the Minority Sports Festival being held in a run-up to National Minority Day to be celebrated on August 11.
Talking to TOI over phone from Lahore, a member of Pakistan Punjab provincial assembly from Narowal and the man behind Khalsa XI, Ramesh Arora said an all-Sikh cricket team had been formed in the country for the first time.
"We got fine cricketers from among the budding Sikh players of Pakistan," said Ramesh. He said in his capacity as a Sikh minority MPA and the federal ministry of human rights bear expenses for training of Sikh cricketers. He informed that Hindu and Christian cricket teams were also participating in the Minority Sports Festival.
Sunday, August 7, 2016
New Delhi (6 August 2016 )
The major objective of the programme was to make the students aware of the academic aspects of the course, the rules and regulations of the Institute and ensuring parental participation in monitoring the performance and progress of the students.
Chairman S. Gurdev Singh Gujral while delivering his speech shared his successful career path of his services and encouraged the students to have clear focus in life. He also shared the value of practical knowledge and motivated the students to think different from the bookish education.
Manager S. Chaman Singh also shared the valuable thoughts. He guided the students with example of spiritual education along with comparison of Indian and foreign education and work culture. He motivated the students to fulfill the ambitions of parents, society and country.
Special invitee Ms. Harvinder Kaur guided the students for career in international level. She shared the further courses and demand in foreign and assure to students for the further guidance. She also guided the students to give their best to get good placement and growth in career.
Another special invitee Mr. Harshdeep Singh shared in career path along with association with GNIM.At the end HOD Dr. Nidhi Khurana briefed the students about the Institute along with Rules and Regulation and Code of Conduct. She shared that Institute has completed its 20 years. A Vote of thanks was also proposed by her.
With Thanks : Media DSGMC