SGPC former sec-gen Bibi Kiranjot Kaur to speak in Malaysia

The senior member of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee will officiate Second Gurmat Studies Programme and speak at a Gurmat seminar

| Petaling Jaya, Malaysia | 15 Feb 2017 | Asia Samachar
Bibi Kiranjot Kaur: Former SGPC secretary general – PHOTO / SUPPLIED

This is a chance to meet a Sikh woman who has played a significant role in the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and who actually replies queries on the Facebook.

Bibi Kiranjot Kaur, a former SGPC general secretary, will be in Malaysia this week.

She will be officiating a Gurmat studies convocation on Saturday (18 Feb) and speaking at a Gurmat seminar entitled Sikhi In the 21th Century on Sunday (19 Feb), both in Petaling Jaya.

The SGPC senior member will also have speaking engagements at Gurdwara Sahib Klang on Friday (17 Feb) and Gurdwara Sahib Petaling Jaya on Satudary (18 Feb).

Kiranjot is the grandaughter of the the renowned Master Tara Singh (1885-1967), known chiefly for his advocacy of an autonomous Punjabi-speaking Sikh nation in the Punjab region.

Her mother, Dr Rajinder Kaur (1931 -1989), was elected to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Indian Parliament. Rajinder, who was also editor of Sant Sipahi, was shot dead by unidentified assassins.

Kiranjot has been described as having deep personal interest in the Sikh heritage and has championed high profile conservation causes.

Among others, she is director of an orphanage and a Gurmat vidyala that trains young Sikhs as preachers of Sikh religion.

Kiranjot, a former member of the Advisory Committee of the Akal Takht Jathedar, has also initiated Interfaith dialogue of Sikhs with Jews and represents SGPC on international platforms.

On Saturday (19 Feb), 111 persons will received diploma or certificates for Gurmat studies ad understanding of gurbani studies after completing their respective Gurmat courses conducted by the Sant Sohan Singh Ji Melaka Memorial Society (SSSJMMS).

The society is a member of the Coalition of Malaysian Sikh Organisations (CMSO) which is coordinating the engagements of Kiranjot.

Bibi Kiranjot comes on the heel of the earlier Sikhi parchaar tour of Bibi Inderpal Kaur, a lay preacher from Toronto, Canada.


“I will share my experiences of Interfaith dialogue and Sikhi in modern times,” Bibi Kiranjot Kaur tells Asia Samachar in a Facebook messenger response before boarding the flight fom Amritsar to Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Kiranjot sits on the advisory forum of the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID), an intergovernmental organization whose mandate is to promote the use of dialogue globally to prevent and resolve conflict to enhance understanding and cooperation.


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