New Delhi: A three member delegation of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) led by its president Manjit Singh GK, last week took part in fifth Annual Global Sikh Civil and Human Rights Conference held at Bobigny city of France.
DSGMC president Manjit Singh GK in his address said that DSGMC would organise International Sikh Summit next year so as to make Sikhs from all over the globe stand united. Schedule for the Sikh summit would be announced shortly and DSGMC would also rope in Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) for the event.
“The international Sikh Summit would set a roadmap for Sikh leaders and intelligentsia to take the issues concerning Sikhs all across the globe and most important issue is of dignity of turban,” Manjit Singh GK said during his addressing in two day conference attended by Sikhs in large numbers from Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, Pakistan, Sweden, Spain, India, Italy, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Untied States of America.
Before the International Sikh Summit, DSGMC according to Manjit Singh GK, would create awareness about Sikh Tenants, Ethos, Culture, Traditions and most important Turban as inseparable part of a Sikhs. For creating awareness DSGMC would get books published and literature published, and the DSGMC would also reach out to Ambassadors and High Commissioners of different foreign countries in India to create awareness about Sikhs and Sikhism.
DSGMC General Secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa and honorary advisor International Affairs Puneet Singh Chandhok were also part of the delegation. In his address Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that there was urgent need to bring all Sikhs settled in different countries in the main stream and DSGMC would make vehement efforts in the direction.
The conference organised with theme, “Justice Delayed is Justice Denied” also included discussions on taking up the issue of Turban Ban in Europe at appropriate levels and creating awareness that turban is integral part of Sikhs. Discussions were also held on the issue of preserving Sikhs heritage, imparting education to the children Sikhs and death penalty.
In his address Manjinder Singh Sirsa further said that DSGMC is in the process of setting up a state of art museum wherein all scriptures and assets of Sikh Gurus would be on display and would portray rich traditions and achievements of the Sikh Community.
“We need to impart our Gurus’ preaching from kindergarten level and then step by step modules with latest technology in our institutions in order to develop a healthy environment. Guru Harkrishan Public Schools run by DSGMC would take lead in that,” adds Manjinder Singh Sirsa. Speaking about the International Sikh Summit he said that Delhi being the national capital of India and having presence of all international organizations including embassies has been chosen as venue for the internal Sikh Summit, which make impact of the issues raised in the Summit in most effective manner.
DSGMC’s honorary advisor on international affairs Puneet Singh Chandhok said that it has been endeavour of Shiromani Akali Dal to protect the rights and interests of Sikhs and under the leadership of SAD-Badal president Sukhbir Singh Badal.