Yr-long fes­tiv­i­ties kick off in US

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - Punjab -

IN GURU’S MEM­ORY var­i­ous coun­tries around the world. “In the US, the em­bassy has reached out to gur­d­waras and Sikh com­mu­nity lead­ers to dis­cuss ideas with them,” he said at the first of the se­ries of year-long events in the US, be­ing or­gan­ised by the In­dian em­bassy here in as­so­ci­a­tion with var­i­ous Sikh groups and gur­d­waras.

Ob­serv­ing that the en­thu­si­asm and sup­port of the lo­cal Sikh or­gan­i­sa­tions and gur­d­waras have in­deed been heart­en­ing, the am­bas­sador said the In­dian em­bassy with their co­op­er­a­tion have set up a task force to co­or­di­nate the plan­ning of dif­fer­ent events.

The planned events in­clude sem­i­nars on the phi­los­o­phy and teach­ings of Guru Nanak in pres­ti­gious venues; mu­si­cal con­certs dur­ing the year at dif­fer­ent venues; and in­ter­faith events to get the mes­sage of Guru Nanak to the wider Amer­i­can so­ci­ety, Shringla said.

“We are joined by our five Con­sulates in Hous­ton, New York, San Fran­cisco, Chicago and At­lanta which will sim­i­larly part­ner with the gur­d­waras and Sikh com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions in their re­gions to chalk out a cal­en­dar of ac­tiv­i­ties through­out the year,” he said.

The ethos of Sikhism — hard work, sim­ple and hon­est life, com­pas­sion for fel­low hu­man be­ings — have formed the suc­cess of the Sikh com­mu­nity across the globe, he said.

IN­MATES WHOSE KIN DIDN’T VISIT THEM USED TO GET MONEY

The duo used to sup­ply the money to pris­on­ers, whose kin could not visit them fre­quently.

Ac­cord­ing to the in­for­ma­tion, rel­a­tives of pris­on­ers used to send the money in the bank ac­count of Ti­rath’s wife and Ti­rath used to sup­ply them to Gur­jit.

Satnam Singh, su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice (SP in­ves­ti­ga­tion), Ka­purthala said, “Ti­rath used to hand over the money to Gur­jit on the pre­text of meet­ing him and charge 10 per cent com­mis­sion of the to­tal money from the pris­on­ers’ rel­a­tives.”

Mean­while, a case has been reg­is­tered un­der Sec­tions 42 and 45 of the Prisons Act and 120-B (crim­i­nal con­spir­acy) of the IPC at Kot­wali Po­lice Sta­tion, Ka­purthala.

Ti­rath used to hand over the money to Gur­jit on the pre­text of meet­ing him and charge 10% com­mis­sion of the to­tal money from the pris­on­ers’ rel­a­tives. SATNAM SINGH, SP in­ves­ti­ga­tion

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