Major changes in Malacca gurdwara leadership

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Gurdwara Sahib Malacca saw major change in its management committee with the emergence of Karam Singh Sandhu as the president for the 2015-2017 term.

Karam was the president at the Malacca Sikh Sports and Cultural Club (MSSCC) for four years [corrected].

He defeated Naginder Kaur at the gurdwara sahib’s annual general meeting in Malacca yesterday (8 Mar 2015). The outgoing president, Meher Singh, had served the maximum two two-year terms allowed under the gurdwara’s constitution.

There was keen contest for some positions in the gurdwara’s management committee at the meeting which went on form 1pm to 8.30pm.

“It was a heated affair at times. Many wanted to see a change in leadership,” one member told Asia Samachar.

Karam Singh: Newly elected  president of GS Malacca management committee
Karam Singh: Newly elected president of GS Malacca management committee

Jaswant Singh, who was the vice president position for the 2013-2015 term, defeated Kartar Kaur to continue for a new term.

The positions of secretary and treasurer went uncontented. Manmeet Kaur, a lecturer at a local college and assistant secretary in the outgoing committee, was elected as the secretary.

Gursatvinder Singh, who works at a local financial instituttion, won uncontested for the treasurer post. He was the immediate out-going treasurer for the MSSCC.

Outgoing treasurer Charanjit Kaur lost to Lakhbir Singh for the assistant treasurer position while lawyer Amritpal Singh was elected as the assistant secretary.

The new committee line up includes Harnikat Singh, Balwant Singh, Daljit Singh, Jaswant Singh Chawla and Ajit Kaur.

In its AGM a few days earlier, MSSCC elected Harnikat as its president for a two-year term till 2017. – ASIA SAMACHAR (9 March 2015)

 

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Gurdwara Sahib Malacca. It is located in the historical town of Malacca, once home to the mighty Portuguese empire. Seen here is the replica of one of their warships in the 1500s.
Gurdwara Sahib Malacca. It is located in the historical town of Malacca, once home to the mighty Portuguese empire. Seen here is the replica of one of their warships in the 1500s.

 

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  2. Correction: Karam Singh was the president, and not secretary, of the Malacca Sikh Sports and Cultural Club as reported earlier. We have also updated the article with names of the committee members. – EDITOR

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