New Delhi, February 13 : The sikh community has demanded implementation of Anand Marriage Act in West Bengal and has urged the Delhi MLA and Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DGSMC) General Secretary Mr. Manjinder Singh Sirsa to get this act implemented in the state.

            This demand was raised by Mr. Harpal Singh Johal President Gurudwara  Prabandhak  Committee Baba Deep Singh ji Saheed Asansol at a function to celebrate the birthday of Baba Ajit Singh ji son of Guru Gobind Singh Sahib.

            Lauding the efforts of Mr. Sirsa to get the act implemented in different states of the  country, Mr. Harpal Singh Johal said that sikh community of the West Bengal also needs facility of this act for sikh couples. The impressive gathering on the occasion also lauded efforts of Mr. Sirsa to get Children’s day celebrated in the name of four sahibzade of Guru Gobind Singh ji.

            Thanking the Sangat and Management of the Gurudwara Sahib, Mr. Sirsa assured the sikh community of West Bengal that he will personally take up the issue of implementation of Anand Marriage Act in West Bengal. He said that it is wish of the Shiromani Akali Dal President Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal to get the act implemented in all the states of the country and he was thankful to all the governments who have implemented the act and hoped that the remaining states will also implement it to facilitate the sikh couples to get their marriages registration under the act.

            The DSGMC General Secretary also thanked the sangat for wholeheartedly supporting the proposal to celebrate the Children’s Day in the name of the four Sahibzade of Guru Gobind Singh ji. He disclosed that people of the country are coming forward to  support this proposal irrespective of their religion and have acknowledged that the country should celebrate this day in name of those four children whose sacrifice has no parallel in the world.

            Mr. Sirsa said that move to mobilize mass support  for this proposal is being planned and seminars and programs will be organized throughout the country besides taking out motorbike rallies.

            On the occasion the Gurudwara Prabadhak Committee Asansol honoured Mr. Sirsa for rendering selfless service for the community and assured him all support in his initiatives. Mr. Inderjit Singh President local Gurudwara Committee Jharkhand and Shailendra Singh Vice President Takht Sri Patna Sahib also thanked Mr. Sirsa for getting Anand Marriage Act in Jharkhand state.

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