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India SGPC Passes Rs 580 Cr Budget

Jan 7, 2005
Metro-Vancouver, B.C., Canada
SGPC passes Rs 580 cr budget

Amritsar, Mar 24:The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) General House today passed an annual budget of nearly Rs 580 crore, which is Rs 71 crore more than the last year's budget.

Out of the total amount of Rs 579.98 crore, Rs 368 crore would be spent on various gurdwaras while Rs 145 crore was earmarked for the historic Darbar Sahib in Golden Temple at Amritsar.

The House also passed resolutions on the turban issue, Hond Chiller issue and the Khalsa College issue.

The SGPC resolution on the turban issue condemned the recent instances of disrespct to turban and asserted that turban was a matter of dignity not only for Sikhs but the entire nation.

The resolution on Hond Chiller urged the Centre to ensure strict punishment to the guilty of Sikh massacre in Hond Chiller village of Rewari district of Haryana in 1984.

The resolution on the Khalsa College, Amritsar called upon the Governing Council not to set up a private university, as proposed, at the site of the college to preserve its heritage value.



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