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Kabul Terror Attack

The UN recently condemned the terror attack on the Kabul Gurudwara in Afghanistan. Several countries, including India, had also condemned the attack. The Attack The attack happened on March 25th on the Gurudwara Har Rai Sahib Shrine in Kabul in Afghanistan. The shootings and suicide bombing led to the death of 25 worshippers and the ..

Madhya Pradesh government to set up Sikh museum and research centre in Jabalpur

To mark the 550th ‘Prakash Parv’ of Guru Nanak Dev, the Madhya Pradesh government has decided to set up Sikh museum and research centre in Jabalpur  at the cost of Rs 20 crore. Chief Minister Kamal Nath hasalso decided to develop six Sikh places associated with the founder of Sikhism in the state as religious ..

Air India depicted ‘Ik Onkar’ on tail to mark 550th birth anniversary of Nanak Dev

In a unique gesture to mark 550th Prakash Purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji, National carrier Air India has depicted Sikh religious symbol ‘Ik Onkar’ on one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft . The aircraft will fly on October 31 from Amritsar to London. Ek Onkar, which means “God is One”, is the ..

India signs Kartarpur Sahib Corridor Agreement with Pakistan

To celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak Dev, India and Pakistan have recently signed the landmark agreement to operationalise the historic Kartarpur Sahib Corridor at Zero Point, just about 4 km from the International Boundary.  It will connect the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Punjab with the Gurdwara ..

UNESCO to translate and publish writings of Guru Nanak Dev

To commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has decided to translate and publish an anthology of his writings into major languages of the world. This information was given by Ministry of Culture via a tweet. 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Year 2019 marks ..

Virasat-e-Khalsa becomes most visited museum in Asian sub-continent

Virasat-e-Khalsa, the pioneer museum depicting 550 years’ history and culture of Punjab and Sikhism, has scripted new chapter in its rising glory by becoming the most visited museum in the Asian sub-continent on a single day. The museum had witnessed a record footfall of 20,569 visitors on a single day on March 20. Hence, the ..

Government of India bans Sikhs for Justice

The Union Ministry of Home has recently banned a US-based secessionist group – Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) for advocating secessionist and pro-Khalistani activities in India. The group was advocating an online campaign for Khalistan “Sikh Referendum 2020” to establish an independent and sovereign country in Punjab. a separate land for the Sikhs. Its founder Avtar ..

Prof. Kirpal Singh, renowned Sikh historian and chronicler, passes away

Prof. Kirpal Singh (95), the renowned Sikh historian and chronicler, has passed away in Chandigarh on May 7, 2019. He was the first chronicler of India’s partition. The historian had retired as professor and head of the department of Punjab Historical Studies in Punjabi University, Patiala. Before joining Punjabi University, he was lecturer at the ..