CKD to Set up Sikh Varsity, Awaits Allotment of Land || SNE
By tribuneindia .
Jun 04, 2019
Amritsar, June 2
The Chief Khalsa Diwan (CKD) has decided to set up a university for propagating Sikh religious studies in the state. Dedicated to 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the proposal came from Akal Takht acting Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh a month ago.
During the general house meeting of the CKD held today, president Nirmal Singh said the CKD was all prepared to establish this single domain university, provided the land was allotted to them.
This university will teach specific curriculum and research that pertains to the Sikh religion, history and Gurbani. The aspirants who maintain “sabat surat” and having knowledge of basic Sikh history and principles, will be eligible for admission. “Either the state or the SGPC should provide land. The university will focus on preparing preachers who would be proficient in English speaking too,” he said.
Among other decisions, Nirmal Singh said a scam worth Rs 8 crore had surfaced in distribution of books and uniform during the earlier tenure. “The embezzlement to the tune for Rs 2 crore annually in connivance with former CKDpresident for the past four years has been detected by the auditors. A panel has been constituted to probe the matter,” he said.