JAMMU, AUG 12: Guru Nanak International Kirtan Council (GNIKC), India, in collaboration with Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (DGPC), Jammu, organised a ‘Gurmat Samagam’ at Gurdwara Shri Guru Nanak Dev, Chand Nagar. The GNIKC headed by Ragi Jagtar Singh and Manjeet Singh Azaad disclosed that a ‘Gurmat Test’ on the topic ‘Role of Sikhs in Ancient and Modern India’ shall be carried out for the Sikh students of J&K. They said that this competition has already been started in Punjab from April 23, 2017 for the promotion of Sikhism and to make the Sikh students aware about their history, this test was being organized in Jammu and Kashmir. For this purpose, two groups shall be formed. The first group comprises of students from 3rd to 6th standard while the second group shall comprise of students from 7th to 10th standard and the winners of the competition shall be felicitated. They said that more than 450 topics were in the pipeline to make the Sikh students aware about their history. The idea is basically to make the Sikh youth aware about their history and to empower them to encounter challenges like poverty, illiteracy etc.
They further disclosed that the chief guest Bhai Sahib Bhai Pinderpal Singh and S. Paramjeet Singh, president All Sikh Students Federation shall release the Information Brochure in this connection. Meanwhile, a large number of Sikh devotees participated in the Gurmat Samagam and paid their obeisance. Ragi Jathas recited Shabad-Kirtan, which was appreciated by the Sikh Sangat.