The Orwellian events of 1984 are now history, almost a generation old. If the connection to the Guru surprises you now, imagine how astonishing it will seem a few years on – like, say another 50 years or so.
Now don’t laugh – it can happen! Wahiguru can do anything – 'keera thaap dehai patshahi laskar karai swah' - anoint a worm as the king or reduce an army to ashes. Lucky us – Guru is always there to take care of us!
Indeed, if a proposal before the body passes, says David Rooney, curator of timekeeping at the U.K.’s Royal Observatory, “It will be the first time that time is not dependent on the rising and falling of the sun.”
Congratulations to the Sikh Foundation for the beautiful 2012 calendar! Its paintings by the contemporary artist Sardar Devender Singh depict events deeply etched in the Sikh consciousness. What is particularly significant is the presence of women.
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.
Confusion prevailed among Sikhs over date of observing Martyrdom Day of Guru Teg Bahadur, the ninth Sikh Guru. The SGPC and Punjab Government have mentioned November 24 where as Sri Akal Takht has asked to observe the day on December 10.
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.
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.