Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee tables annual budget of Rs 912 crore
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) President Bibi Jagir Kaur on Tuesday presented an annual budget of Rs 912 crore for the year 2021-22.
During 2020-2021, the SGPC budget was amounted to Rs 981 crore.
The SGPC also passed a resolution urging United Nations Organisation to observe 2021 as an International Human Rights year to mark the 400th birth anniversary of 9th Sikh Guru Teg Bahadur Ji.
Even as it urged the central government to declare his birth anniversary as ‘Religious Tolerance Day’. SGPC also condemned the passing of the three farm laws that led to massive protests by the farming community. Also, the body paid a tribute to those who died during the farmers' protest in the past four months. Likewise, it urged the government for repeal of laws.
Meanwhile, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee urged the government for reopening of Kartarpur Corridor which has been closed due to Covid-19 and demanded a judicial probe in the Republic Day violence.
Furthermore, it sought the immediate release of youth and farmers arrested following the incident.
Watch Bibi Jagir Kaur's Press Conference:
SGPC also condemned denial of permission to Sikh Jatha to visit Pakistan to participate in the centenary of Saka Nankana Sahib at the eleventh hour. It termed it as an attack on the religious sentiments.
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