G S Paul, Tribune News Service
Amritsar, June 16. The American Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (AGPC) has urged the Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) to amicably resolve the controversy over the amended Nanakshashi Calendar. It said all Sikh outfits across the globe should be taken into confidence before introducing any amendment in the calendar.
Yesterday, the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) had aired similar views. It has been at loggerheads with the SGPC over the calendar issue since the last over two years. As a result, it has been observing various Sikh rituals as per the original calendar.
While the SGPC observed Guru Arjan Dev’s martyrdom day on June 12, the PSGPC commemorated the occasion today at Gurdwara Dera Sahib in Lahore.
Speaking to The Tribune on the phone from Pakistan, AGPC coordinator Pritpal Singh said Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh should work out a consensus among various bodies to end the confusion.
PSGPC president Sham Singh said Sikh outfits all over the world should be taken in the loop before finalising key issues related to the Panth.