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CENTRE FOR SIKH STUDIES

Established by the Sikh Educational Society, the Centre for Sikh Studies was inaugurated by Singh Sahib Tarlochan Singh, Jathedar Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib, Anandpur Sahib on Jan 30, 2012. The Centre for Sikh Studies is devoted to the founding principles of the College to provide modern academic, scientific and professional education to the students while inculcating in them the cultural and moral values preached by the great luminary, the Saint Soldier Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. The Centre endeavours to enlighten students about the rich socio-cultural heritage through various activities including talks and seminars. It further facilitates research studies on Sri Guru Granth Sahib and other Sikh Religio-Cultural literature. The Centre is equipped with a library containing a large collection of religious writings. Many activities are regularly conducted by the Centre for Sikh Studies.

The SES in collaboration with Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi organised a Kavi Darbaar to commemorate the 350th Parkash Purb of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji and to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the College on Mar 9, 2017. Col (retd) JS Bala, Secretary SES welcomed all the esteemed guests and highlighted the relevance of Punjabi poetry in today's world. He acquainted the audience with the prestigious poet and saint-soldier, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Dr Manmohan, IPS and a renowned writer was the keynote speaker. S Tejinder Singh Luthra, DGP, Chandigarh was the Chief Guest of the day.

Padam Shri Surjit Pattar compeered the Kavi Darbaar where renowned poets participated in this poetic symposium. Col (retd) JS Bala, Surjit Pattar, Dr Manmohan, Kulwant Grewal, Ujagar Singh Kanwal, Darshan Buttar, Sukhwinder Amrit, Manjit Indra, Surinder Gill, Amarjit Ghumman, Sushil Dusanjh, Gurtej Kuharwala, Sandeep and Balwinder Chahal were the poets who recited poetry which was greatly appreciated by the audience.

A section entitled 'A Literary Forum' was also a part of this programme based on talks and discussions on contemporary Punjabi literature. Prof Yograj was the invited special speaker who delivered a lecture on contemporary Punjabi poetry. Dr Deepak Manmohan Singh, Guest of Honour, an eminent Professor at Pbi Univ, Patiala lauded the role of SES for organising this literary event. Dr Amarjit Ghumman, member of Punjabi Advisory Board of Sahitya Akademi Delhi was the coordinator of this programme.

A Gurmukhi Calligraphy Workshop was organised in the College commemorating the 350th Parkash Purb of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. It was conducted on Jan 30, 2017 by the Qalm Dawaat Society of team Chandigarh in colobration with the College students who conduct Gurmat Hobby classes under the centre for Sikh Studies.

There were more than 50 participants that included students from various Colleges and Institutes, Guest and Professors. The unique feature of the workshop was the purely 'Puratan Maryada' of writing Gurmukhi. For this, 'Qalms' (Dip Pens) made of Bamboo were provided to the participants. The ink was prepared in accordance with the 'Puratan Vidhi' procedure given at the end of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.