Yr-long festivities kick off in US
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