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Now, Getting A ‘bir’ Needs Recommendation

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  1. spnadmin

    spnadmin United States
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    Now, getting a ‘bir’ needs recommendation


    Varinder Singh
    Tribune News Service
    Amritsar, March 24

    To prevent any disrespect to Guru Granth Sahib, the process of issuance of “saroops” of Guru Granth Sahib to devotees has been changed. Now, the five Sikh high priests have directed the SGPC to issue “birs” to only those devotees, who have recommendation of any of the respective area SGPC member, area in charge of the Dharam Parchar Committee of the SGPC or village sarpanch.

    The decision was taken at a meeting attended by the five Sikh high priests and their representatives.

    However, those who deposit the old “birs” or “birdh saroops” will not be required to submit any such recommendation at the time of their replacement. The high priests have also directed ‘pathis’ or ‘kirtaniyas’ to not to hold path of Guru Granth Sahib or recite kirtan at any place of “jatheras” (places dedicated to forefathers).

    Meanwhile, irked over “repeated defiance” of the Sikh clergy by former Akal Takht Jathedar Prof Darshan Singh even after his ex-communication, the five high priests have decided to procure lists of those Sikhs who had organised functions for the former Akal Takht jathedar after his expulsion. “We will discuss the matter only after we get lists,” said Giani Gurbachan Singh.

    The high priests also empowered SGPC chief Avtar Singh and Sant Samaj chief Baba Harnam Singh to investigate the issue and take legal action against a newspaper, which had published some “blasphemous” article in respect of Gurbani.

    They also sought a clarification regarding the alleged misuse of Baba Lakhi Shah Vanjara hall in New Delhi-based Gurdwara Rakabganj on the basis of a complaint.
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  3. Randip Singh

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    So know they control who can and who can't be taught by our Guru.

    This is so sad!!:disgustedmunda:
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  4. Tejwant Singh

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    There is a lot more to it than meets the eye. The actual reason behind this is the tug of war of egos between the SGPC and DGMC. And it is going to get worse as SGPC has installed German printing press to print the Birs recently.

    Our trusts both in Canada and in the US that have been importing Birs to give out for free for years suffered the wrath and the container containing them, which was already in Mumbai to be put on a ship was ordered back to Delhi by the DGMC.

    I will write about this episode when I have more time. May be tonight.

    Tejwant Singh
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  5. Gyani Jarnail Singh

    Gyani Jarnail Singh Malaysia
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    Guru Piayario Jios...

    With the present scenario vis a vis SGPC and all....the 64 Million Dollar Question is..
    WILL all buyers of SGGS also be..treated to a Special Offer.....as they say..BUY ONE..GET ONE FREE..(The FREE ONE being none other than DG !!):shockedkudi::confusedkudi::veryhappymunda1:
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