Malaysian Singapore Sikh Sports Council (MSSSC) has elected its deputy president Gurjeet Singh Rhande to helm the sports outfit for a two-year term. He replaces Dr Kerpal Singh Pannu who had served two consecutive terms.
Businessman Gurjeet is also the president of Perak Sikh Union (PSU) and Party Punjabi Malaysia (PPM). PSU deputy president Hardev Singh has been elected as one of the five VPs.
MSSSC which was formed in 1949 by a group of enthusiastic sport minded Sikhs with the intent to enhance the sporting activities of Sikhs in Malaysia.
MSSSC is responsible for the Gurdwara Cup, the oldest Sikh sporting event which has been held since 1952. This year marked the 66th Gurdwara Cup.
The entire committee for the 2017-19, made up of an all-male team, won unopposed.
MSSSC Council 2017 – 2019:
President: Gurjeet Singh Rhande
Dr Kuldip Singh Sohan
Sarjit Singh Sona
Secretary: Keshminder Singh
Asst Secretary: P. Rangit Singh
Treasurer: Daljit Singh
MSSSC does not encourage, condone alcohol during games (Asia Samachar, 28 June 2016)
Alcohol, Gurdwara and the Cup (Asia Samachar, 22 June 2016)
KL dethrones Perak at Malaysia-Singapore Sikh games, retains Gurdwara Cup for hockey (Asia Samachar, 6 June 2016)
Mohinder takes over leadership at Singapore Khalsa Association (Asia Samachar, 29 May 2016)
MSSSC retains Dr Kerpal as president, Gurjeet made deputy (Asia Samachar, 17 Oct 2015)