| Manmohan Singh | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 31 Oct 2015 | Asia Samachar |
By Manmohan Singh
At a time when Sikhs around the world are disturbed at the beadbi (desecration) of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) in Punjab, Sikhs in Malaysia are on a journey to properly manage the copies of the Sikh scripture kept for public use.
Hundreds of Sikhs volunteered for a three-day event at Gurdwara Sahib Pulapol, Kuala Lumpur, which ends on 1 Nov 2015, coinciding with an akhand paath at the same gurdwara.
The seva is to ensure that the 150 SGGS copies stored at the gurdwara are in good physical condition.
GS Pulapol is one of centres designated to store SGGS copies before they are distributed free to gurdwaras or Sikhs who want to have a copy of the SGGS for their homes. The present set of SGGS copies have been in storage for about a year now.
“The sewa involves the cleaning of the SGGS ang by ang [page by page] and also the changing of the pernay used to wrap each SGGS,” said a volunteer.
Security company director Harbindar Singh was one of the volunteers.
“I came for darshan (tp pay respects to SGGS) when I saw the seva going on. I then asked to be part of the sewa. I felt peace while doing it,” he told Asia Samachar.
The seva goes on from 8am to 6pm.
KL Memorandum: Desecration of The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji (Asia Samachar, 27 Oct 2015)