| Rawang, Malaysia | 15 Dec 2016 | Asia Samachar |
Rawang, a town in the state of Selangor with a sizeable Sikh population, joins in the on-going promotion of the ‘Ek Granth, Ek Panth, Ek Maryada’ slogan.
Some 150 Sikhs came to hear Dr Karminder Singh, a senior civil servant and an active Sikh volunteer parcharak in Malaysia, on the concept in a programme at the Gurdwara Sahib Rawang on Tuesday (13 Dec 2016).
“The listeners were very attentive. Post-event, many of them came forward to seek clarification and further information,” Baldev Singh, a former Jathedar of Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia (SNSM), tells Asia Samachar. He was present at the talk.
‘Ek Granth, Ek Panth, Ek Maryada’ is about keeping the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) as the fulcrum of the Sikh ethos.
The talk, held at Rawang’s during their once-a-month Tuesday evening function, was initiated by a group of Sikh youth in the town about 30km from the city centre of Kuala Lumpur.
Among the places that have held talks on the ‘Ek Granth, Ek Panth, Ek Maryada’ slogan are Ipoh, Petaling Jaya, Kuala Pilah, Klang and Seremban.
On 10 Dec, Dr Karminder made a similar presentation to a group of ladies attending a two-day MGC Istri Satsang Selana Semagam 2016, an annual gathering of Sikh women organised by the Malaysian Gurdwara Council (MGC) women wing, in Malacca.
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.
In Malaysia, it is being promoted by the MGC which represents 110 gurdwaras nationwide. Dr Karminder is a member of the MGC Dharam Parchar Committee.
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