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India SAD Releases Manifesto For DSGMC Polls


Nov 4, 2007
SAD releases manifesto for DSGMC polls

Saturday, January, 19 2013 - 21:27

NEW DELHI/CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal today released its election manifesto for Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) elections promising clean and transparent management, judicial commission for Sikh shrines, Guru Tegh Bahadur University for higher professional education, free education for girls and books to boys securing more than 75 percent marks in metric and Shagun Scheme worth rupees 51 thousands for the girl child of DSGMC employees.

Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal accompanied by party’s Delhi unit President Manjit Singh GK and other senior party leaders released this 24-page Punjabi booklet.

Badal said that Shiromani Akali Dal always keeps its promises and that is why people of Punjab re-elected them consecutively.

Badal said that party in its election manifesto paid special emphasis on next generation promising establishment of Guru Angad Dev Sports Institute to promote sports among Sikh youngsters, 5 free academies for Sikh students to make them competitive for higher medical and engineering courses, competitive exams like IAS, IPS, IRS etc, placement cell for smooth employment of unemployed Sikh youth.

To raise the standard of education in DSGPC run public schools Shiromani Akali Dal promised to replace private publisher’s text books by NCERT books. Party also promised to provide 50 percent concession in fee for one member where two or more members from same family are studying in these schools.

Committing to meet the various challenges being faced by the Sikhs, party promised to set up Educational Council to raise the level of education, Medical Council for health sector, Financial Council for finance sector and Legal Council to help victims of 1984 holocaust, Sikhs uprooted from Afghanistan or Pakistan and other such cases.

Aiming at promotion of Sikh religion and culture, manifesto promised to establish ‘Sikh Heritage Centre’ and multi media museum in Delhi, start free buss service to visit all the historic Gurdwaras in Delhi, Committee would spend a major part of budget on religious promotion and Amrit Sanchar lehar, scholarship program for Amritdhari students and conducting competitions in Dastarbandi, Gurbani reciting and Gurbani translation etc.

Party promised that it will ensure the celebrations of Gurpurbs and other historic days as per Nanakshahi calender.

Badal promised that if elected to DSGPC party would give due focus on social welfare and medical facilities.

He said that party would cancel the unlawful agreement made by last committee with a private group and would establish a Medical Council under DSGPC to establish a world class hospital and medical college at Gurdwara Bala sahib. Party would reinstate the grants from Singh Sabhas and other Sikh organizations to various dispensaries and libraries in the different parts of Delhi which was banned by present committee.

He promised to issue Senior Sikh Citizen Card to all the Sikhs above the age of 60 years to provide them free or concessional health services, shopping and entertainment facilities besides establishing Senior Citizen Homes equipped with latest facilities.

Lashing at Sarna brothers for damaging the image of Delhi Sikh institutions in connivance with the Congress, Mr. Badal promised to review dubious contracts.

He reiterated the Shiromani Akali Dal’s commitment to start the on-line audit of all DSGPC Gurdwara receipts and expenditures, getting all works done through Kar Sewa and transparency in all recruitments.

He said that Sarnas being close to Congress leaders had always conspired and acted against the 1984 Sikh victims, witnesses and their lawyers on the directions of the Congress party as most of the accused were senior leaders of the party, including Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler.

He said that Sikhs from Delhi were considering this election as a golden opportunity to teach Sarnas a lesson by ensuring their historic defeat.

Source: http://punjabnewsline.com/news/SAD-releases-manifesto-for-DSGMC-polls.html



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