| Kangar, Malaysia | 30 Nov 2016 | Asia Samachar |
The tiny Sikh community in Perlis, a Malaysian state bordering Thailand, has plugged itself with the Ek Panth, Ek Granth, Ek Maryada movement.
They conducted a sehaj paath (complete reading of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib in stages) to mark their participation.
“The Sanggat members did the paath themselves, with some help of our local granthi. The programme was inspired by the call from the Malaysian Gurdwaras Council,” GSK committee president Pritpal Singh tells Asia Samachar.
They held a path da bhog (conclusion of prayers) ceremony at Gurdwara Sahib Kangar (GSK) on 20 Nov 2016. The sehaj path began on 3 Oct 2016.
Kangar is the capital of Perlis, a state in the north of Peninsular Malaysia. There are about 130 Sikhs in the state.
“The path da bhog was followed by a short talk on the purpose of this semagam and the logo. We discussed the importance and relevance of the Sikh Rehat Maryada in our daily life, as individual Sikhs and Panth members,” said Pritpal.
Two major gurdwaras – Klang and Seremban – have adopted the ‘Ek Granth, Ek Panth, Ek Maryada’ slogan as part of their leadership ethos.
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.
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