| Singapore | 20 Oct 2015 | Asia Samachar |
Singapore Sikhs are urged ‘to do their personal prayers for peace and harmony to prevail’ in the Punjab, now besieged with widespread protests after the desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib.
In a statement released today, Central Sikh Gurdwara Board (CSGB) said that it was ‘deeply saddened’ with the acts of sacrilege.
“These acts have hurt the feelings of Sikhs in Singapore. We pray that no further acts of sacrilege on Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji occur,” it adds.
“In the spirit of Sarbat da Bhalla (welfare of all people), the CSGB urges all Sikhs in Singapore to do their personal prayers and for peace and harmony to prevail.”
In Kuala Lumpur yesterday, a number of Sikh organisations had met today in the wake of the heightening tensions in Punjab following the recent desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib.
The CSGB manages and operates the daily running of two Singapore’s Gurdwaras –Central Sikh Gurdwara at the junction of Towner Road/Serangoon Road and the Silat Road Gurdwara along Jalan Bukit Merah, according to information on the board’s website.
The board was formalised through the enactment of the Central Sikh Gurdwara Board Act of the Singapore Parliament which incorporated the Central Sikh Gurdwara Board. It is a gazetted statutory board recognised by the Government of Singapore, the information added.
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