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Gur Panth Parkash

Gur Panth Parkash
by Rattan Singh Bhangoo
Translated by
Prof Kulwant Singh




On the ISC Front

Lt Col Jagtar Singh


As the first quarter of the year 2022 draws to a close, we at ISC can look back with satisfaction for having started on a positive note. Each day at ISC was packed with discussions and meetings, planning and conducting events to promote the cause of children education, women empowerment especially in rural areas and proactively engaging in a positive manner on current regional, educational, social and religious issues with concerned authorities.

Meetings of the Advisory Councils

The first meeting of the Advisory Council on Education of ISC was held on 15 Jan 2022. Thirteen members, some in person and others through Zoom, attended the meeting. A detailed discussion on ‘Shaheedi Bal Diwas’ took place. The members unanimously appreciated the step taken by the Prime Minister to declare 26 Dec as Shaheedi Bal Diwas in memory of the supreme sacrifice made by Chote Sahibzade to uphold their principles. They discussed the manner in which this day should be observed. Dr Sardara Singh Johl, Convenor ISC also gave his views and valuable advice on the subject. Dr Jaspal Kaur Kaang briefed the members on the progress made so far on the making of short film/documentary. Brig GJ Singh VSM (Retd), gave information about ‘Baba Banda Singh Bahadur AFPI, Fatehgarh Sahib’ including their curriculum, daily routine and the motivational level of the students.

The next meeting of the Advisory Council of ISC was held on 15 Feb 2022. The members discussed the underlying Causes of why “Deras” have sprung up in Punjab and surrounding states. Many members gave valuable suggestions in this regard. Members were also given an update on the activities and projects undertaken by ISC by the Secretary General, Col JS Multani.

During one of the meetings a few members had proposed the idea of making documentaries and short films on Sikh history and heritage. A separate meeting was held on 28 Jan 22 to further discuss idea. It was deliberated that ISC should take up Docu-Series on the wars fought by Guru Sahibaan, starting from Guru Hargobind Sahib onwards, and the likely strategies adopted for these wars from the military standpoint (as was also brought out by Gen Kartar Singh Gill in his lectures). Wars of Banda Singh Bahadur could also be included with each episode of approx 20-30 minutes duration which would be a narration, with images, video clips, and paintings etc. These could possibly be prepared using resources of ISC with historical academic inputs by Dr Jaspal Kaur Kaang and S Bhavkaran Singh.

The Proposal of S Bhavkaran Singh about an international-level Project for audiences worldwide should also be initiated simultaneously after due deliberations on the subject, storyline, concept, etc., for which a detailed report will have to be prepared, mentioning the estimated production costs involved, including those by a highly professional team, comprising of Directors, Script-writers, Cameramen, etc. This Project Report will be useful to share the concept with prospective donors. Individual funding/ crowd funding/ sponsorship/ Netflix, etc., all options will also need to be studied.

Important Panthic Issues Taken Up With Concerned Authorities During The Period

New Education Policy 2019. Letters containing our observations on the New Education Policy 2019 were addressed to Prime Minister of India, Shri Narender Modi, Education Minister of India, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Chief Minister of Punjab, S Charanjit Singh Channi and Education Minister of Punjab, Mr Pargat Singh were sent on 21st December 2021 by post as well as by email with copy to SGPC.

Since Martyrdom day of Chhote Sahibzadas has been declared as the Veer Bal Diwas day by Govt of India to be celebrated as such every year at the national level, ISC welcomed this maqnanimous gesture of Govt of India and Chairman Minorities Commission and suggested suitable ways to commemorate this day. Two letters containing the ISC suggestions have been sent to the Govt of India and SGPC, DGSMC and Patna Sahib Management. Free distribution of Blankets and packets of hot flavoured milk was recommended to commemorate this auspicious day. 

Gurmat Sangeet: A Letter to Director General of Punjab State Education Board to add the subject of Gurmat Sangeet in list of subjects to be taught to Punjab students approved by Punjab Education Board for 10+1 & 10+2 was sent on 01 Feb 22. Later it was confirmed that action has been taken on the basis of our letter and telephonic conversation between the Director General and Secy Gen ISC and the subject ‘Gurmat Sangeet’ has now been included.

Visits and Other Activites During the Period

Visit to Mukundpur: Educational Team ISC visited our Role Model Guru Nanak Coaching Center approved by Guru Nanak Dev University at Mukundpur on 24 Feb 22 and had discussion with the Management. The team addressed the students and reviewing the period of coaching 2008 to 2022 during which period the previous students have done very well in studies and joined the professional colleges and are successful in their lives.

Visit to Jalandhar: ISC team visited Jalandhar on 24 Feb 22 afternoon and had a meeting of education committee convened by SPS Lobana Welfare Committee and Baba Makhan Shah Lobana Foundation. The team visited site of SPS Bhawan allotted by CM Punjab and reviewed the policy. Col Jagtar Singh Multani met Col Dalwinder Singh (incharge of Sainik Board) for training the young people to join army as soldiers.

Medical Camp at Village Alampur: A Medical camp at Alampur was organised in village Alampur near Rajpura on 12 Feb 2022. Dr Bhagat Singh Makkar a renowned Gen Physician along with a team of doctors comprising a Dentist, an Eye Specialist conducted the camp along with a team of ISC led by Secy Gen Col JS Multani. Medicines were also given to the needy and poor patients and gifts were distributed to the children.

Visit of Sikligar Children and families from Jalgaon (Maharashtra): A group of about 150 Sikligar & Vanjara students with families had come on a trip to visit religious and historical Gurudwaras of Punjab. They visited Harmandir Sahib and other important Gurudwaras in Amritsar, Anandpur Sahib and then came to Fatehgarh Sahib on 24 Feb 2022. Three ISC members namely Brig G.J. Singh, Col A.S. Kandhari and S. Apporva Singh interacted with this group at Fatehgarh Sahib and presented them with ISC publications.


Financial Aid provided to students during the Year 2021-22:


S. No. Date             Name                        Class                     Amount

    1  03/05/2021     Sukhpal Kaur             M.Sc Math (last sem.) 16,555/-

    2  17/05/2021     Lal Chand (Rajasthan) Art & Craft Training

                              (Alampur)                  2,000/-

    3  13/10/2021     Roshni                       Examination Fee,

                              1st Year B.A.              2,600/-

    4  03/11/2021     Usha Devi                 For Admission fee

                              to Nursing                 3,540/-

    5  15/11/2021     Bhukya Gulab Singh   IAS Competitor       4,000/-

    6  06/12/2021     Ramanpreet Kaur       IELTS Fee              3,000/-

    7  06/12/2021     Gurdeep Kaur            Financial Assistance

                              (B.Com)                     9,800/-

    8  13/12/2021     Bhukya Gulab Singh   IAS Competitor       3,995/-

    9  30/12/2021     Sukhpal Kaur             B.Ed Admission    30,000/-

  10  10/01/2022     Bhukya Gulab Singh   IAS Competitor                 

  11  07/02/2022     Bhukya Gulab Singh   IAS Competitor       4,000/-

  12  07/02/2022     Gurleen Kaur             Medical Student

                               - PTA                       21,000/-

  13  18/02/2022     Gurdeep Kaur            B.Com (Bhatinda)    9,800/-


Important Visitors During the Period: Two important dignitaries namely S Inderjeet Singh Gill, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India and S Paramjit Singh Bedi from New York USA visited ISC and promised to support the multifarious activities of ISC.








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