| Kuala Pilah, Malaysia | 4 Dec 2016 | Asia Samachar |
Kuala Pilah is the next town in Malaysia to take interest in the Ek Panth, Ek Granth, Ek Maryada being promoted by major Sikh organisations.
The small but well-kept gurdwara – first built in 1937 to cater for the Sikhs in the police force – took an opportunity to have a lecture on the topic at the conclusion of an akhand path programme.
“We decided to have the talk on Ek Granth to understand better the concept,” Gurdwara Sahib Kuala Pilah (GSKP) committee president Surjit Singh Sidhu tells Asia Samachar.
The Sanggat had turned up for an akhand path organised by the present and past Sanggat members from Kuala Pilah and neighbouring areas of Bahau and Ladang Gaddes.
Dr Karminder Singh, a senior Malaysian civil servant and a member of the Malaysian Gurdwaras Council (MGC) Dharam Parchar Committee, was invited to make the presentation today (4 Dec 2016).
Kuala Pilah, located about 100km from Kuala Lumpur and 40km from Seremban, joins various other towns and gurdwaras around the country to promote the Ek Panth, Ek Granth, Ek Maryada concept.
The Sikh community in Perlis, another tiny Sikh community just like Kuala Pilah, conducted a sehaj paath (complete reading of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib in stages) to mark their participation.
Two major gurdwaras – Klang and Seremban – have adopted the 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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