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India Pak PM to lay foundation stone of Sikh University at Nankana Sahib

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  1. Archived_Member16

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    Pak PM to lay foundation stone of Sikh University
    at Nankana Sahib

    South East Asia News.Net
    Saturday 6th March, 2010 (ANI)

    Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani will lay the foundation stone of the Baba Guru Nanak International University (BGNIU) next month at Nankana Sahib, Pakistan.

    The ceremony is likely to be attended by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's wife Gurusharan Kaur and Punjab's chief minister Parkash Singh Badal.

    Talking to Asian News International over phone from Lahore about the ceremony of Baba Guru Nanak International University, Azhar Ehsan, an Advocate and the Executive Director of BGNIU's governing body, said: "The function would be held on April 17 and Mrs. Gursharn Kaur, the wife of Dr. Manmohan Singh and Parkash Singh Badal, chief Minster of Punjab have shown interest to attend the ceremony."

    The university would be constructed in 2,500 acres of land in Nankana Sahib.

    More than 15,000 Sikh pilgrims are likely to be visit in the month of April to attend the Baisakhi festival's celebrations in Pakistan.

    Dr. Pritpal Singh from United States said that the proposed university would have the best architecture, curricula and research center on Sikh and other religion and culture. He said that AGPC would bear all the expenses on establishing the course related to Gurmat Sangeet facility.

    "We will invite scholars from all over the world to join the university. It will be planned University that to be modeled similar to standards set by the great universities of Oxford and Cambridge and students from all over the world will be offered admission to the University." t is pertinent to mention that none of the members was taken from India in the governing body of the University, neither from the Shri Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), the premier body of the Sikhs or from Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC).

    However, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee chief Parmjit Singh Sarna said: "I am happy that the Pak Prime Minister would be laying the foundation stone ceremony to build the University.

    It makes no difference to me whether they have not given any representation in the committee to us." By Ravinder Singh Robin (ANI)
     
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  3. Taranjeet singh

    Taranjeet singh India
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    Let us take it one by one

    1. Taliban has recently killed two sikhs and the university is being opened in Pakistan where there is no guarantee of life of non-Muslims. Even Hindus are on run to India.

    2. The University is in Pakistan and not in India. There is nothing so great that a Muslim country is doing this.This will help them divert the attention of the Civil society and help Pakis to white- wash the deeds committed and likely to be committed by Taliban/Pakis in the near future.

    3. Above all it is a shame that a Sikh PM of India will visit that country where the value of sikh's life is Nil. It may also be noted that the sikh PM has no contribution towards sikhs. Not a single letter was sent by PM office when the Turabn issue rocked the sikh community. The letter by M.M singh [PMO] was sent after a long lapse when the French had already taken some conciliatory measures.

    4.The highest office of sikhs has not been consulted nor invited shows the lack of seriousness in Pakistan regarding the University. Will they have academics from Iran /Saudi Arabia/Oman/Kuwait or other OPEC countries to design the courses so far as the research on sikh studies are concerned.?

    It is high time that SGPC should come out of its deep slumber and PM of India , as a sikh, should learn to voice some opinion.He may have compulsions in India so far as politics is concerned but ,surely, as a sikh he must have some concerns the way Indian research bodies are neglected.PM owes this much to Indian sikhs.

    Pak PM will put the foundation stone and Indian PM would go there for clapping.Height of mockery of Indian PM's office.He will have lunch and have a toast and come back and PMO shall come out with press releases and the Indian media will have all praises for his humility. There is a distinction between humility and inability to make your self heard.
     
  4. kee_jaana_mein_kaun

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    Let us take it one by one

    1. Taliban has recently killed two sikhs and the university is being opened in Pakistan where there is no guarantee of life of non-Muslims. Even Hindus are on run to India.

    A group of criminals kidnapped and killed the 2 Sikhs.Moreover even if they were Taliban they had nothing to do with any religion.The kidnapped Sikhs say they never saw any of them performing namaz during the 70 day captivity.We hav video proof of all this.

    2. The University is in Pakistan and not in India. There is nothing so great that a Muslim country is doing this.This will help them divert the attention of the Civil society and help Pakis to white- wash the deeds committed and likely to be committed by Taliban/Pakis in the near future.

    Taliban is comitting misdeeds on everyone in the NWFP not only Sikhs.The former president of Pakistan Gurdwara comittee Bashan Singh said recently in an interview.We have video proof of this also.
    For Sikhs in India it may not be a great thing but for the Sikh diaspora it is something

    3. Above all it is a shame that a Sikh PM of India will visit that country where the value of sikh's life is Nil. It may also be noted that the sikh PM has no contribution towards sikhs. Not a single letter was sent by PM office when the Turabn issue rocked the sikh community. The letter by M.M singh [PMO] was sent after a long lapse when the French had already taken some conciliatory measures.

    Sikhs from all over the world will be there,it doesn't matter whether the Indian PM ,who himself has not been able to bring any one of the 1984 anti Sikh genocide to book nor has he been able to do anything regarding the Turban issue,attends this occassion or not.

    4.The highest office of sikhs has not been consulted nor invited shows the lack of seriousness in Pakistan regarding the University. Will they have academics from Iran /Saudi Arabia/Oman/Kuwait or other OPEC countries to design the courses so far as the research on sikh studies are concerned.?

    If by the highest office it is meant SGPC which is currently under RSS/BJP then thank god it has not been consulted.

    It is high time that SGPC should come out of its deep slumber and PM of India , as a sikh, should learn to voice some opinion.He may have compulsions in India so far as politics is concerned but ,surely, as a sikh he must have some concerns the way Indian research bodies are neglected.PM owes this much to Indian sikhs.

    It is good SGPC is not been consulted on this matter as it does not come under India's jurisdiction.In what the Sikh diaspora should be consulted and the new university should be made according to Baba Guru Nanak's ancient teachings and not according to the hinduised Sikhism version as is prevalent in India.

    Pak PM will put the foundation stone and Indian PM would go there for clapping.Height of mockery of Indian PM's office.He will have lunch and have a toast and come back and PMO shall come out with press releases and the Indian media will have all praises for his humility. There is a distinction between humility and inability to make your self heard.

    The GOI has been trying to bully it's neighbours as well as it's own minorities but it will not be able to dictate them outside it's boundaries.The new University will be looked after by Sikhs abroad with help from Pakistan govt.
     
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  5. davinderdhanjal

    davinderdhanjal United Kingdom
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    I believe the project was planned in 2007 - has there been any physcial progress?
     

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