Sikh Sangat to organise service activities during Kumbha Mela

via www.organiser.org published on December 7, 2009

The two-day national convention of Rashtriya Sikh Sangat organised in Haridwar from November 29 and 30 decided to run fifteen service projects during the Kumbha Mela beginning from January 13 in Haridwar. About four crore devotees are expected to have a dip in the River Ganga during the Mela.

Following the rich Sikh traditions, the Sangat would organise langar, free medical camp, exhibition highlighting the great Sikh traditions, residential arrangements for the needy, Sarvadharma Sant Sammelan, Rashtra Raksha Sammelan, Keertan Darbar, etc. Sampark Pramukh of the Sangat Dr Avatar Singh Shastry would look after these service activities. About 150 delegates from different parts of the country participated in the convention.

Apart from taking various decisions related to the organisation, the national executive was also reconstituted and Sardar Gurucharan Singh Gill was again elected national president for more two years.

Speaking at the concluding ceremony, Dr Subramanian Swamy recalled the contribution of Sikh community in development of the nation and said many great personalities of the community made sacrifices for the Hindu society. He said an injustice was done to Sikhs during the 1984 riots and the culprits of that massacre are stilling moving unpunished. He demanded strict punishment for the culprits. He said the entire Hindu society should support the Sikhs in this endeavour.

RSS National Executive member Shri Indresh Kumar, founder of the Sikh Sangat Sardar Chiranjiv Singh, VHP vice president Shri Balkrishna Naik, general secretary of the Sikh Sangat Shri Avinash Jaiswal and many other distinguished leaders also attended the convention.

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