Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Sikh studies in Dehradun to get a boost

For the purpose of promotion of Sikh history in Dehradun, the regional centre of the Punjabi University, Balbir Singh Sahit Kendra, will be converted in to the Advanced Centre for Sikh Historical Studies. The centre will also carry out research in the Sikh studies and comparative religion.

“The main purpose of the expansion will be to accommodate more research scholars who will help sustain the glory of Sikh religion,” Jaspal Singh Vice-Chancellor Punjabi University said.

Dr Jaspal was presiding over the first Bibi Mohinder Kaur Memorial Lecture in the Senate Hall, here today. The university has decided to introduce a fellowship of Rs 10,000 per month in the name of Mohinder Kaur.

Chief Guest Tarlochan Singh, former chairman of the Minorities Commission, urged for developing the centre into a premier intellectual centre equipped to carry out in-depth analysis of Sikh history, art and culture.

Tribune News Service, Patiala, April 20


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