| Seremban, Malaysia | 27 Nov 2016 | Asia Samachar |
Another major gurdwara in Malaysia has adopted the ‘Ek Granth, Ek Panth, Ek Maryada’ slogan as part of their leadership ethos.
Gurdwara Sahib Seremban (GSS) becomes the second gurdwara to adopt the slogan championed by the Malaysian Gurdwaras Council (MGC) for its Sikhi parchaar activities.
“We are all excited to move forward with this calling,” GSS committee president Mulkeeth Singh told Asia Samachar at the sidelines of the ‘Leadership of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji: Seremban Seminar’ held in Sri Sendayan, Seremban, yesterday (26 Nov 2016).
At the end of the conference, attended by some 150 participants including a majority of the GSS committee members, Mulkeeth moved the following resolution: “This gathering of Sikhs in Seremban on 26th November 2016 reaffirms that out ultimate guide is Shabad Guru as embodied Sri Guru Granth Sahib. This gathering also revolves t be guided by Ek Granth, Ek Panth, Ek Maryada.”
On 13 Nov 2016, Gurdwara Sahib Klang (GSK) launched the slogan ’Ek Granth, Ek Paanth, Ek Maryada’ at a function specially called for that purpose, with GSK committee president Jasbir Singh then saying he was happy to see the centrality of the ‘Ek’ principle being the foundational concept of Sikhi.
The slogan was inspired by the ‘One Granth, One Panth’ slogan first floated by the World Sikh Council (WSC), which has representatives from 20 countries, including Malaysia.
At its annual meeting in March 2016 in Paris, France, the WSC called on Sikh organisations to unite under the ‘One Granth One Panth’ banner to promote the teachings of the Guru Granth Sahib.
The Seremban-leg of the seminar is a sideline event following the 3rd Conference on the Leadership of Guru Granth Sahib Ji on 23 Oct 2016 in Petaling Jaya. It was followed by the ‘Leadership of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Conference: Ipoh Seminar’ on 5 Nov.
The one-day seminar is organised by the Coalition of Malaysian Sikh Organisations (CMSO). Its media partners were Asia Samachar, Sikhi Lehar Malaysia and Sikhi Vichaar Forum.
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