Women allowed to perform kirtan at Harmandar Sahib Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 8 Taking a historic decision, the SGPC today formally allowed women to perform shabad kirtan at the sanctum sanctorum of Harmandar Sahib. Women have also been allowed to do seva of Palki Sahib and the Parkarma. The decisions were taken at a meeting of the advisory board held here today. The SGPC chief, Bibi Jagir Kaur, presided. The decision to allow women to perform kirtan at the sanctum sanctorum would be discussed at the next meeting of the advisory board on religious matters of the SGPC. However, women will have to a adhere to a certain code of conduct while performing these duties. A spokesman of the SGPC said here that the apex religious body of the Sikhs had never passed a resolution disallowing women from undertaking seva at Harmandar Sahib. Those women who adhered to the rules and regulations made as a part of the code of conduct could approach the SGPC for performing shabad kirtan at Harmandar Sahib. The spokesman said that the advisory board would draw up a code of conduct regarding inter-caste marriages and inter-religion matters in gurdwaras abroad. A code of conduct would also be framed for carrying the Birs of Guru Granth Sahib abroad. Meanwhile, the SGPC has set up a committee to examine the thesis written by one Mr Gurdit Singh to obtain the PhD degree about the contribution of Satguru Jagjit Singh to music.