SGPC President Elections: Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami secures third consecutive term as SGPC chief
SGPC President Elections: Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami on Wednesday re-elected president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) for third consecutive term.
The voting took place at Teja Singh Samundri Hall in Golden Temple complex.
As per the data available, a total of 137 votes were recorded. Among these, the opposition candidate, Sant Balbir Singh Ghunas, received 17 votes. In contrast, Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami secured 118 votes, with two votes being rejected.
Harbhajan Singh Masana has been elected as senior vice president; Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa secured position of junior vice president; Rajinder Singh Mehta secured position of general secretary.
Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami had previously been elected as the SGPC president in both 2021 and 2022. During the 2022 election, he secured a victory by defeating the former three-time president, Jagir Kaur. The unanimous support from SGPC members stems from Dhami's steadfast commitment to panthic values and the defense of panthic institutions during his tenure.
Meanwhile, Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal took to his X handle (former Twitter) and wrote, "On the re-election of Advocate Harjinder Singh Ji Dhami, the unblemished personality of the Khalsa Panth, the philosophy of the great Gurus, as the chief servant of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, the Supreme Religious Parliament of the Khalsa Panth, I congratulate him on all Panth Prast institutions and organizations and the entire Khalsa Panth." (Translated Version)
ਮਹਾਨ ਗੁਰੂ ਸਾਹਿਬਾਨ ਦੇ ਫ਼ਲਸਫ਼ੇ ਨੂੰ ਪ੍ਰਣਾਈ ਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ਪੰਥ ਦੀ ਬੇਦਾਗ਼ ਸਖਸ਼ੀਅਤ ਐਡਵੋਕੇਟ ਹਰਜਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ ਧਾਮੀ ਦੇ ਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ਪੰਥ ਦੀ ਸੁਪਰੀਮ ਧਾਰਮਿਕ ਪਾਰਲੀਮੈਂਟ ਸ਼੍ਰੋਮਣੀ ਗੁਰਦੁਆਰਾ ਪ੍ਰਬੰਧਕ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਦੇ ਮੁੱਖ ਸੇਵਾਦਾਰ ਵਜੋਂ ਮੁੜ ਚੁਣੇ ਜਾਣ 'ਤੇ ਮੈਂ ਉਹਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਸਮੂਹ ਪੰਥ ਪ੍ਰਸਤ ਸੰਸਥਾਵਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਜਥੇਬੰਦੀਆਂ ਤੇ ਸਮੁੱਚੇ ਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ… pic.twitter.com/NHO207F6Rq — Sukhbir Singh Badal (@officeofssbadal) November 8, 2023
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