Frontlist | Sikh historian’s book on Akal Takht Sahib
Sikh historian and reputed poet Lakhmir Singh Mast’s book “Sarav-Uch Sri Akal Takht Sahib” has been welcomed by all sections of the Sikh community. Resident of Kahlwan village in Tarn Taran district, Lakhmir wrote the book at a time when the authority of Sri Akal Takht Sahib was being challenged by a number of sectors. Bhai Chattar Singh Jeewan Singh, BazAr Mai Sewan, Amritsar was the publisher of the book. Lakhmir Singh Mast had written seven books on Sikh history and the book on Sri Akal Takhat Sahib is his eighth work. The book was released by Giani Harpreet Singh, jathedar, Sri Akal Takht Sahib, in the presence of other prominent personalities. Giani Harpreet Singh had appreciated the books written on Sikh history by Lakhmir Singh Mast. Kashmir Singh, a research scholar of Punjabi University, Patiala, too wrote his message for the book. As many as 30 cassettes of Lakhmir Singh too have come in the market related with Sikh history. The writer, Lakhmir Singh Mast, had only highlighted the authority of Sri Akal Takht Sahib and had not condemned any one speaking or having other thought regarding Sri Akal Takht Sahib. The book gives detailed information on the history specially the fight of Sri Akal Takhat Sahib against Delhi rulers and the respect for Akal Takht Sahib.
Political parties & their same old manifestos
Every political party or organisation prepare manifesto to attract voters to win election. After the expiry of their tenure, the political parties claim that they have fulfilled all promises made to the people during election. It had been happening all the times. In the district like Tarn Taran, to woo voters, political parties raise the issue of providing electricity to residents at cheaper rates. About seven years back in a gathering organised by Capt Amarinder Singh, who was then president of the PPCC, a party leader and aspirant for the Congress ticket from here in his address said that after coming to power he would request Capt Amarinder Singh to allow illicit liquor in the border area. When the leader objected by the party leaders he felt sorry. Some were of the opinion that the cultivation of poppy husk should be allowed in the area.
A congregation of sorts
The Kar Sewa Sect Baba Tara Singh Sarhali Sahib organised a three-day gurmit samagam at Gurdwara Gurpuri Sahib, Sohawa (Sarhali) under the patronship of Guru Granth Sahib. The farmers Delhi agitation against three-farm laws was focused in the samagam. The sect had served ration items in tonnes and winter wears for the agitators many a times. Head of the sect, Baba Sukha Singh and Baba Hakam Singh, said that kirtani jathas interacted with sangat. The sect replaced Nishan Sahib which was stalled in 1987 in the memory of Baba Tara Singh founder of the sect with the religious traditions. Sangat from far of areas participated in the samagam.
Honour for Divyang Int’l cricketer
Ritesh Walia, a resident of Patti town of Tarn Taran district, has been selected for Divyang India cricket team. He was honoured by Deputy Commissioner Kulwant Singh at a function organised at the District Administration Complex by giving him a cricket kit. Ritesh Walia had also represented India in 2019 in an international cricket tournament. Ritesh would take part in the Divyang Premier League to be held in Dubai (Sharjah) from April 1 to April 13. Rajesh Sharma, SDM Patti; Aman Sood, a social worker were among the others present on the occasion.