UThis Vaisakhi, on 13th April 2016 at Takht Sri Damdama Sahib, Sikhs held a Panthak Conference, to address issues currenly facing the Sikh Panth. The Badal government took many steps to stop the congregation, but Sikhs persevered and the conference was held successfully.
The Panthic Conference passed 11 resolutions, which were well received by the Sikh sangat. Takht Damdama Sahib Jathedar, Bhai Baljit Singh Daduwal, Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar President, S. Simranjit Singh Mann, United Akali Dal President, Bhai Mokham Singh and Bhai Gurdeep Singh Bathinda were among those who addressed the congregation.
The date of the next Sarbat Khalsa was announced and set for 10th November 2016. Jathedar Baljit Singh Daduwal while announcing about the November 10 Sarbat Khalsa, said: “Before this, we will be organising a ‘Panth Bachao, Punjab Bachao’ march in May across the state to involve the masses with the movement. For organising Sarbat Khalsa, we have formed a 300-member committee out of which 150 will be from the Indian state and the rest will be from abroad. This committee will be taking care of all the arrangements. We aim to make it a bigger show than the last one.”
Until the next Sarbat Khalsa, the panthic organisations will continue ‘dharam prachar’ throughout the state and even abroad to make the masses aware of the importance of Sarbat Khalsa. Also, understanding the importance of Panthic unity at this time, the Sikh Youth Front decided to merge with Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar.