To All Gurdwaras and Saadh Sanggat Ji.
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.
The Minister of National Unity has written to Non-Muslim places of Worship separately conveying NSC approval for them to open for limited hours from tomorrow 12/02/2021.
The Gurdwaras are allowed to reopen from 12/02/2021 on the following conditions:
- Gurdwaras can open from 6am to 9 am daily
- There must be strict compliance with SOP and the Gurdwara Parbandaks are responsible to ensure compliance with SOP.
- To maintain a record of devotees attending. My sejahtera to be used or register book.
- There can be a maximum 30 persons attending at any one time
and wearing masks and observing social distancing. This is not stated in the ministry letter. I had enquired from ministry official as to above and ministry official had said a maximum of 30 persons allowed at one time.
We were contacted by phone by the ministry official to obtain our views. I had also requested for evening prayers from 6pm to 8.30 pm daily. This is not included in the Ministry letter.
The Ministry letter is attached below.
From: Jagir Singh MGC
(The above guidance note was confirmed by the sender)
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