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Not long back, research meant trudging down to the library, searching for journals through musty stacks and queuing up for the photocopier. But not anymore. Digital books will play a vital role since people today are more tech-savvy and time-conscious. Taking a cue from the trend, Punjab has acquired its first digital library, providing an access to swathes of information.
Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh today said that his predecessor Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti should show restraint on the subject of Nanakshahi Calendar. Gurbachan Singh took exception to Vedanti’s remarks.
The conference formulated a committee to finalise the criteria for appointing the Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht as well as the mode of retirement, qualifications, sphere of authority and working conditions.
After a controversy over the last few years regarding dates of important religious events in the 'Nanakshahi' calendar, its amended version was, this Sunday released by the SGPC at Amritsar.
The Sikh groups deliberated a course of action today in case the calendar is tampered with and opposed any proposed amendments being sought by the Sant Samaj, headed by Damdami Taksal chief Harnam Singh Khalsa.
Jathedar of Akal Takht Giani Gurbachan Singh and SGPC president Avtar Singh held a closed-door meeting with sevadars of Takht Hazur Sahib at Nanded last evening to sort out differences on maryada
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